Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
ART 281C
Course Title:
Painting II
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Course Description

Expands 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: Two terms of ART 281 or ART 281B 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 third of a three course sequenceA 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 281C 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:1. Master increasingly complex aesthetic problems creatively, using complex strategies for expressing visual ideas through the painting medium.2. Create personal works of art, which demonstrate a thorough understanding of the painting discipline, and the processes, materials, and techniques associated with it.3. Ask meaningful questions, identify topical issues, and employ an expansive vocabulary in critical dialogue about the painting discipline.4. Understand, interpret, and appreciate painting from different cultures, facilitating increased engagement with the diversity of perspectives in the human experience.5. Enjoy a 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.6. Implement proficient 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, 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 painting when participating in classcritiques 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

Students will:Understand 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)

Become familiar with 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.Demonstrate knowledgeable use of acrylic and/or oil paint for translationof ideas.Experience various painting surfaces such as stretched canvas (prepared in class), canvas board, masonite, and paper.Develop competent 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.