ART 281A : Painting II

Explores ways of seeing and elaborates on intermediate painting techniques, materials, and concepts while relating to historical and contemporary issues. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory.


Instructor permission also accepted.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Solve increasingly complex aesthetic problems creatively, using strategies for expressing visual ideas through the painting medium.
  • Create personal works of art, which demonstrate an intermediate knowledge of the painting discipline, and the processes, materials, and techniques associated with it.
  • Ask meaningful questions, identify topical issues, and employ an expanded vocabulary in critical dialogue about the painting discipline.
  • Understand, interpret, and appreciate painting from different cultures, facilitating increased engagement with the diversity of perspectives in the human experience.
  • Enjoy a more sophisticated 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.
  • Implement increased self-critiquing skills en route to autonomous expression through painting with respect to the standards established in contemporary and historical works of art.

Additional Information

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

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Grading Options

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