ART 181 : Painting I
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Introduction to materials and techniques using alkyd oil, acrylic and/or water-soluble oil paints, building canvas supports, stretching canvas and preparing painting grounds. Studio experience using still life, self-portrait, landscape and the figure.
1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles of design by using the appropriate vocabulary and concepts.
2. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the materials, processes and organizational principles in painting.
3. Students will exhibit technical skill particular to their chosen medium.
4. Students will demonstrate an emerging understanding of the value of aesthetic (referring to the nature of beauty) engagement and the role that the visual arts play in society.
5. Students will analyze and interpret, orally and/or in writing, their own and other students’ artworks created for class assignments.
6. Students will look at and discuss artworks by famous painters.
7. Students will engage in creative problem solving of their own work.
1. Materials and techniques using alkyd oil, acrylic and/or water-soluble oil paints.
2. Building canvas supports, stretching canvas and preparing painting grounds.
3. Studio experience using still life, self-portrait, landscape and the figure.
Students will need to provide specific materials used in this course, please see the syllabus for a detailed list.
Grading is based on participation in labs, discussions and critiques of completed assignments and the development of critiques and ideas demonstrated in portfolio reviews.