ART 281 : Intermediate Painting

Transcript title

Intermediate Painting



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Other hours


Recommended preparation

ART 181.


Continues exploration of the materials and techniques of painting with alkyd oil, acrylic, and/or water-soluble oil paints. Emphasizes color theory and personal expression. May be repeated for credit.

Learning outcomes

1. Create original paintings that incorporate elements of art, principles of design, and compositional strategies.
2. Identify a color theory that is compatible with a chosen painting medium.
3. Locate original work within the historical and cultural traditions of painting.
4. Create a sequential group of paintings that explores personal color palette, personal iconography, and scale.
5. Create paintings that convey understanding of light and the reflective and saturation qualities of chosen pigments.
6. Use media-specific terminology to receive and provide feedback.

Content outline

I. Materials and techniques using alkyd oil, oil and/or water-soluble oil paints and mediums
II. Exploration, personal expression, and nontraditional supports
III. Color theory and compositional principles
IV. Subject matter: still life, portrait, figure, landscape, and abstraction
V. Grid, sequential imagery, and continuous field
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.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Arts and Letters

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