ART 162 - Painting II

Course Description

This course will continue to investigate the concepts of Painting I as well as elements of design, including the development of a personal style. Students will deal with more complex painting concepts, including a deeper understanding of color challenges. This course is designed to give a more independent/individual approach (than Painting I). Students will work in either oil or acrylic paint. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

ART 161

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

  • Expand their understanding of design terminology.
  • Evaluate painting(s) based on a more astute aesthetic awareness.
  • Describe advanced color theory concepts.
  • Resolve painting and design issues using feedback from others and self-reflection.
  • Complete paintings using self discipline and independent work ethic.
  • Integrate innovation into their work.
  • Use advanced color mixing techniques to achieve a wide range of color.
  • Analyze the composition and structure of paintings.
  • Apply patterns of visual problem solving to subjects in workplace situations.
  • Synthesize complex design/painting elements and principles of arrangements in master painting analysis.
Human Dimension:
  • Use course content to inform and help others and themselves.
  • Interact with others when critiquing and discussing painting aesthetics 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.