Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
ART 181C
Course Title:
Painting I
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Course Description

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. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 181 or ART 181B or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

The course includes demonstrations, slides, lectures, videos/films and field trips.This is the third 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 181C. 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.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 growing 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 more complex 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, andconcepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues.• Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic arttheory.• The course may include demonstrations, slides, lectures, video/films andfield trips.• Build upon current skill set with the intent of working towards technical andconceptual proficiency.1)Create paintings that incorporate a variety of technical skills with an awarenessof the inherent characteristics of different painting processes.2)Generate ideas/concepts with an awareness of the intended content of the workproduced.3)Build upon current skill set with the intent of working towards technicalproficiency.4)Practice safe studio practices in regards to the handling of tools, chemicals andmachinery within a communal studio space.5)Utilize the necessary vocabulary specific to water media when participating inclass critiques and discussions.6)Assess and self-critique personal work to strategize creative solutions.7)Develop personal work with an awareness of historical and contemporary artistsworking 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 effectively use acrylic and/or oil paint for translation of ideas.Experience various painting surfaces; stretched canvas (prepared in class), canvas board, masonite, paper, etc.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 familiarwith historical styles by comparing paintings.