ART 184 : Beginning Watercolor

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Beginning Watercolor



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Explores the unique qualities of watercolor as a painting medium. Emphasizes fundamental skills, color, and composition while painting from a variety of subjects.

Learning outcomes

1. Use pigment and medium to paint value, color, and intensity.
2. Create watercolor paintings that incorporate the elements of art, principles of design, and compositional strategies.
3. Compare self-created watercolor paintings to painting's historical and cultural traditions.
4. Use media-specific terminology to receive and provide feedback.

Content outline

I. Beginning concepts and vocabulary of watercolor
II. Basic types of watercolor materials: palette, brushes, paints, paper
III. Techniques unique to watercolor
IV. Reference for paintings
V. Studio time management
VI. Constructive critique, giving and receiving

Required materials

Students will need to provide specific materials used in this course, please see the syllabus for a detailed list.

Grading methods

Grading is based on assignment completion and participation in discussions and critiques of assignments.

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