Course Content and Outcome Guide for ART 281B Effective Fall 2015
- Course Number:
- ART 281B
- Course Title:
- Painting II
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
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- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionExplores 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. Prerequisites: One term of ART 281 or ART 281A or instructor permission. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
- The course may include demonstrations, slides, lectures, videos/films and field trips.
- This course is the second of 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 281B fulfills Arts and Letters requirements for Gen. Ed., block transfer and PCC graduation.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
- Solve increasingly complex aesthetic problems creatively, using complex strategies for expressing visual ideas through the painting medium.
- Create personal works of art, which demonstrate a strong understanding 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 advanced self-critiquing skills en route to autonomous expression through painting with respect to the standards established in contemporary and historical works of art.
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.
- Create paintings that incorporate a variety of technical skills with an awareness of the inherent characteristics of different painting processes.
- Begin to generate ideas/concepts with an awareness of the intended content of the work produced.
- Build upon current skill set with the intent of working towards technical proficiency.
- Develop safe studio practices in regards to the handling of tools, chemicals and machinery within a communal studio space.
- Further expand and utilize the necessary vocabulary specific to painting when participating in class critiques and discussions.
- Begin to assess and self-critique personal work to strategize creative solutions.
- 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 such as experiencing, visualizing, symbolizing, playing, and imagining.
- 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 such as stretched canvas (prepared in class), canvas board, masonite, and paper.
- 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.