Course Number: ART 281
Transcript Title: Painting II
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 60
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: Yes
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Explores ways of seeing and elaborates on basic painting techniques, materials, and concepts while relating to historical and contemporary issues. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory. May be taken three times for credit. Audit available.
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
- Solve increasingly complex aesthetic problems creatively, using strategies for expressing visual ideas through the painting medium.
- Create personal works of art, which demonstrate an intermediate knowledge of the painting discipline, and the processes, materials, and techniques associated with it.
- Ask meaningful questions, identify topical issues, and employ an expanded vocabulary in critical dialogue about the painting discipline.
- Understand, interpret, and appreciate painting from different cultures, facilitating increased engagement with the diversity of perspectives in the human experience.
- Enjoy a more sophisticated awareness of the physical world, the nature of the relationship of human beings to it, and our impact on it via the experience of painting.
- Implement increased self critiquing skills en route to autonomous expression through painting with respect to the standards established in contemporary and historical works of art.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Discover various processes by which the artist sees nature, conceives ideas and executes a painting.
- Examine aspects of the conceptual process such as experiencing, visualizing, symbolizing, playing, and imagining.
- Bring all human senses to the experience of painting.
- Participate in studio work sessions, class discussions, and critiques.
Assessment is based on conceptual understanding, quality of work, participation in critiques, progress, effort, and attendance. A written examination, quizzes, written assignments and a journal may be required.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Discuss the interaction of color in terms of hue, value, and intensity and its effect on the visual statement and its relation to painting.
- Study and learn the basic elements of art such as; color, line, value, texture, shape, volume and mass, composition, and spatial illusion.
- Learn to use acrylic and/or oil paint for translation of ideas.
- Experience various painting surfaces such as stretched canvas (prepared in class), canvas board, masonite, and paper.
- Begin to develop means of solving visual problems in a painting through critical and analytical methods, such as; examining compositional devices, observing interaction between positive and negative space/shape, demonstrating the difference between pictorial space and actual space, and becoming familiar with historical styles by comparing paintings.
- The course may include demonstrations, slides, lectures, videos/films and field trips.
- A minimum of 3 hours of homework per week in the form of private exploration of the concepts and processes introduced in class will be required.
- College level reading comprehension is necessary.