ART 181C: Painting I

Credits 3
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Elaborates on intermediate studio painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Promotes a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory.

Course Outcomes

Through study of the painting discipline students will:

  • Find and continue to develop creative ways to solve problems using a variety of strategies for expressing visual ideas through the painting medium.
  • Create personal works of art, which demonstrate an expanding level of understanding of the painting discipline, and the processes and materials,
    and techniques associated with creating 2-dimensional imagery with paint.
  • Ask meaningful questions, identify ideas and issues, and implement a basic vocabulary to be able to actively participate in a critical dialogue about the painting discipline with others.
  • Understand, interpret, and enjoy painting of the past and the present from different cultures to continue a life-long process of expanding knowledge
    on the diversity of perspectives of the human experience.
  • Experience a more heightened awareness of the physical world, the nature of the relationship of human beings to it, and our impact on it via the experience of painting.
  • Employ self-critiquing skills to develop autonomous expression through painting while recognizing the standards and definitions already
    established by both contemporary and historical works of art from different cultures.

Instructor permission also accepted.

Prerequisite Courses
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Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS.