ART 184 : Watercolor I

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Watercolor I



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Studio exploration of the unique qualities of watercolor as a painting medium. Emphasis on fundamental skills, color and composition while painting from a variety of subjects. Should be taken in sequence.

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate a knowledge of basic watercolor materials: palette, brushes, paints, paper.
2. Explain color and values are used successfully in a painting.
3. Identify the names and works of several major artists.
4. Demonstrate a variety of ways to create texture.
5. Experience intuitive design and play.
6. Develop good working habits.

Content outline

1. Basic watercolor materials
2. Palette
3. Brushes
4. Paints
5. Paper
6. Color and values are used successfully in a painting
7. Names and works of several major artists
8. Texture
9. Design and play

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 participation in labs, discussions and critiques of completed assignments and the development of critiques and ideas demonstrated in portfolio reviews.

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