ART 165 - Watercolor Painting I

Course Description

An introduction to the techniques and materials of watercolor painting. Includes use of creative effects, additive and subtractive approaches, and mixing of color to create effective paintings in a step-by-step manner. Group 2 course.

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General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Use watercolor terminology.
  • Describe watercolor painting techniques and creative effects.
  • Explain how elements and principles of design are used in watercolor painting.
  • Use color mixing techniques.
  • Analyze the composition and structure of a painting.
  • Demonstrate independent work ethic as a painter.
  • Demonstrate creativity in paintings.
  • Employ problem solving strategies that incorporate self-reflection and research.
  • Develop their own stylistic vocabulary through review of professional experimentation, and their own personal practice.
Human Dimension:
  • Use the content in this course to inform and help others and themselves.
  • Interact with others when critiquing and discussing paintings.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Learn an appreciation for the variety of techniques available to execute a painting.
  • Identify influences on artwork.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Correlate research and imagination to develop unique paintings.