ART 284B : Water Media I

Expands studio watercolor painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues to increase visual literacy. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory.


Instructor permission also accepted.

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Course Outcomes

  • Develop solve problems creatively using a variety of acquired strategies for expressing visual ideas through the watercolor painting medium.
  • Create personal works of art, which demonstrate a basic understanding of the watercolor painting discipline, and the processes, materials, and techniques associated with it.
  • Expand meaningful questions, identify topical issues, and employ a basic watercolor painting vocabulary in critical dialogue about the watercolor painting discipline.
  • Begin to understand, interpret, and appreciate watercolor painting from different cultures,facilitating a life-long engagement with the diversity of perspectives in the human experience.
  • Enjoy a 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 watercolor painting.
  • Implement self-critiquing skills en route to autonomous expression through watercolor 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/ASOT-B, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS.

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