ART 281 - Painting: Introduction
Fundamental course in painting media (acrylic). Emphasis on basic concepts of painting and developing skills in perception, representation, composition, color, and use of traditional painting materials. Student will create and analyze projects that demonstrate critical and creative thinking. Individual and group critiques, discussions and presentations will expand the students' perceptions of the artistic process and painting practice and theory within historical and cultural contexts. May be repeated up to 9 total credits.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate the understanding of painting as process, as the result of physical activity, critical thinking, and intuition. Explore expressive possibilities within the painting medium. Develop and demonstrate the ability to work with pre-conceived thematic ideas in an organized visual fashion.
2. Demonstrate use of and analyze personal aesthetic choices in the creation of painting projects, and relate personal projects to the greater context of specific art historical references and/or contemporary art issues.
3. Demonstrate use of various painting media, and use of clear and complex aesthetic and compositional elements in painting. Demonstrate use of accurate perceptual painting skills and increased understanding of conceptual painting skills. (working with specific thematic ideas)
4. Demonstrate the ability to discuss and lead discussions of art historical painting, personal work and peer work in a constructive and analytical fashion related to specific painting objectives.
5. Demonstrate the use of art historical and/or contemporary issues within the painting medium, including aesthetics, materials, technical concepts and content.
6. Demonstrate and understanding of painting issues as they pertain to art historical developments and other 2D disciplines, including drawing and printmaking. Create projects related to specific art historical or contemporary painting issues.
7. Develop and demonstrate knowledge of painting theory and practice in projects created and in analysis and discussion of those products. Demonstrate individual visual, aesthetic and/or conceptual choices within the painting process.
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