PCC/ CCOG / ART

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ART 181B

Course Number:
ART 181B
Course Title:
Painting I
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$18.00

Course Description

Introduces 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. Prerequisites: ART 181 or ART 181A or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

The course includes demonstrations, slides, lectures, videos/films and field trips.
This is the second course in a three-course sequence
A minimum of 3 hours of homework per week in the form of private exploration of the concepts and processes introduced in class will be required.
College level reading comprehension is necessary.
Art 181B. fulfills Arts and Letters requirements for Gen. Ed., block transfer and PCC graduation

Intended Outcomes for the course

Through study of the painting discipline students will:

  1. Find and continue to develop creative ways to solve problems using a variety of strategies for expressing visual ideas through the painting medium.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

Course Activities and Design

  • Explores and expands basic studio painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues.
  • Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory.
  • The course may include demonstrations, slides, lectures, video/films and field trips.
  • Build upon current skill set with the intent of working towards technical and conceptual proficiency.
  1. Create paintings that incorporate a variety of technical skills with an awareness of the inherent characteristics of different painting processes
  2. Begin to generate ideas/concepts with an awareness of the intended content of the work produced.
  3. Build upon current skill set with the intent of working towards technical proficiency.
  4. Develop safe studio practices in regards to the handling of tools, chemicals and machinery within a communal studio space.
  5. Further expand and utilize the necessary vocabulary specific to painting when participating in class critiques and discussions.
  6. Begin to assess and self-critique personal work to strategize creative solutions.
  7. Begin to develop personal work with an awareness of historical and contemporary artists working in painting.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Experience various processes by which the artist sees nature, conceives ideas and executes a painting.
  • Examine aspects of the conceptual process; experiencing, visualizing, symbolizing, playing, imagining, etc.
  • Bring all human senses to the experience of painting.
  • Participate in studio work sessions, class discussions, and critiques.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Discuss the interaction of color in terms of hue, value, and intensity and its effect on the visual statement and its relation to painting.
  • Study and learn the basic elements of art such as; color, line, value, texture, shape, volume and mass, composition, and spatial illusion.
  • Learn to use acrylic and/or oil paint for translation of ideas.
  • Experience various painting surfaces; stretched canvas (prepared in class), canvas board, masonite, paper, etc.
  • Begin to develop means of solving visual problems in a painting through critical and analytical methods, such as; examining compositional devices, observing interaction between positive and negative space/shape, demonstrating the difference between pictorial space and actual space, and becoming familiar with historical styles by comparing paintings.