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ARTS 207 Introduction to Painting

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 lectures and discussions will highlight diverse professional artists who paint from direct observation. Water-soluble paints will be utilized in this class.

Prerequisites

Special information

Prerequisite: ARTS 106 OR permission from the instructor.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 7, 2019 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

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 one¿s 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.

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to Painting Banning, Michael James Books Course details

Fall 2022

Section Title Instructor
01 Introduction to Painting Banning, Michael James Books Course details