ART 185 : Intermediate Watercolor

Transcript title

Intermediate Watercolor



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Other hours


Recommended preparation

ART 131 and ART 184.


Continues exploration watercolor's unique qualities as a painting medium. Emphasizes fundamental skills, color, and composition while painting from a variety of subjects. May be repeated for credit.

Learning outcomes

1. Use materials unique to watercolor, such as brushes, paints, and paper.
2. Create original watercolor paintings that incorporate the elements of art, principles of design, and compositional strategies.
3. Apply basic and experimental techniques unique to watercolor medium.
4. Use media-specific terminology to receive and provide feedback.

Content outline

I. Concepts and vocabulary of watercolor
II. Types of watercolor materials: palette, brushes, paints, paper
III. Techniques unique to watercolor
IV. Use of color and creating compositions
V. Cohesive body of work
VI. Studio time management
VII. 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.

Outside of

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