ARTS 207

Introduction to Painting

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective May 7, 2019 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course offers an introduction to painting in a studio arts curriculum. Students will learn practical mechanics of painting while working from direct observation. Focus will be placed on technique, color mixing and critical theory in a range of painting projects while developing art vocabulary. Class discussions will highlight professional artists from a variety of backgrounds using these processes in their work. Water-soluble paints will be utilized in this class.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Describe the elements and principles of design.
  • Demonstrate basic compositional skills while working from observation.
  • Apply color theory towards a series of paintings.
  • Develop monochromatic, analogous and complementary color schemes in paintings.
  • Utilize design and arts related vocabulary in critique.
  • Demonstrate critical awareness within ones own work and their peers work.
  • Discuss contemporary artists, highlighting underserved populations and people of color who use these methods in their own artistic practice.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.

Fall 2019

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to Painting Selski, Ma Books Course details