ARTS 307

Painting

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course explores principles and practices related to color, shading, volume, perspective and composition. Class discussion and projects include color theory, application techniques, artists and movements of the past and contemporary trends in painting. Students complete original paintings using acrylics.

Prerequisites

Learning outcomes

General

  • Builds confidence in use of materials and techniques.
  • Can apply connections between art produced and a larger art community/culture.
  • Develops problem-solving strategies and critical awareness within one's own work and their peers' work.
  • Knows about historical and contemporary issues in art, research methods, and vocabulary pertinent to drawing.
  • Understands principles and practices related to color, shading, volume, perspective and composition.
  • Understands techniques and theoretical concepts with color and can apply this towards paintings.
  • Understands the connection of thought and interpretation of a variety of subjects into painting.

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.