ART 123: Introduction to Painting

Credits 3 Class Hours6 lecture/lab

This course teaches the fundamentals of painting to beginning painting students. Students will explore the technical and expressive possibilities of the paint media. The class will focus on the formal, conceptual, and technical problems in painting. Emphasis will be given to color mixing systems and successfully manipulating paint as a medium for self expression.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Diversification: Arts — DA
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Prepare work for rudimentary exhibition purposes.
  2. Demonstrate personal artistic expression and style.
  3. Paint in 3D form with value differences and use the terminology of value.
  4. Demonstrate the fundamentals of color theory and the terminology of colors and basic language of design.
  5. Demonstrate fundamental techniques of drawing, including using 1- and 2- point perspective.
  6. Paint using limited and full-color palette.
  7. Describe how ideas can be communicated through visual media, techniques, and processes.