ART281 :  Painting I

In this beginning course, students learn techniques and visual language by using painting tools and materials. The primary concerns of this course are: the interaction of color, value, brushstroke, paint application, surface, composition, scale, pictorial balance, emphasis, and spatial depth. First, students explore mixing paint and color theory. After the basics of color, students explore different styles, painting applications, and techniques through observation including: impasto, glazing, grisaille, washes, scumble, dry-brush, realism, expressionism, and impressionism. Critical thinking is developed through individual and group critiques. These concepts, combined with discussions of painting ideology, critical analysis and study of practicing artists, are designed to expand students' creative voice within a historical and contemporary context. Sequential.
Prerequisite: None.
Credit Hours: 4
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