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.
- 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
- 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.