ART 161 - Painting I

Course Description

This course will introduce concepts of painting as well as principles of design, and the development of painting techniques. Students will be given painting projects/problems throughout the semester ending with a painting that incorporates the combined skills. Oils and/or acrylic paint will be used. Group 2 course.

Credit Hours

3

Contact Hours

4

Lab Hours

4

Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Students are encouraged to have good reading skills or seek help.

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge:
  • Use continuance of design terminology.
  • Evaluate painting(s) based on a more astute aesthetic awareness.
  • Identify the proper use of tools and painting techniques.
Application:
  • Will analyze their painting to resolve design issues.
  • Employ problem solving strategies to incorporate analytic feedback when resolving painting and design issues.
  • Demonstrate independent work ethic as a painter.
  • Integrate innovation into their work.
  • Use color mixing techniques to achieve a wide range of color.
  • Analyze the composition and underlying structure of a painting.
Integration:
  • Apply patterns of visual problem solving to subjects in workplace situations.
  • Synthesize complex design/painting elements and principles of arrangements when analyzing master paintings.
Human Dimension:
  • Use course content to inform and help others and themselves.
  • Interact with others when critiquing and discussing painting esthetics and technology.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Express an appreciation for the variety of techniques available to execute a painting.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Frame useful questions for developing technical skills.
  • Interact constructively for critiquing paintings.