Course Abstract Details

ART-130, Painting 1

Credits: 3

Course Description

ART-130, Painting 1, provides an investigation of various approaches to painting. Stress will be placed upon basic methods and techniques of acrylic painting and color mixing. Class work and outside assignments of stillife, landscape and the figure will be critically examined and discussed from the standpoint of formal organization. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Fall and Spring terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives Upon successful completion of ART-130 (C or better), the student will have met the following objectives: 

1. Demonstrate knowledge of and facility with painting equipment: brushes, knives, stretchers, canvas and alternate painting supports. (GE 5/PG 1) 

2. Demonstrate understanding of and facility with acrylic or other paint media as assigned including edge control and value modulation. (GE 5/PG 1)

3. Create original representational works from observation. (GE 5/PG 1) 

4. Demonstrate understanding of color theory and effective color mixing relative to hue value, intensity. (GE 2/PG 2) 

5. Demonstrate ability to interpret and adhere to assignment goals and specs by originating and maintaining a cleanly crafted and functioning portfolio. (GE 7/PG 5) 

6. Demonstrate appreciation for and understanding of historical and cultural influences in art relative to painting media. (GE 6/PG 4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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