This course introduces students to classical and contemporary painting, techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Even though previous painting experience is not a prerequisite for this course, it is recommended that students have had drawing and/or art foundation coursework. This course will emphasize oil painting with experiences in both watercolor and acrylics. Painting from still-life, landscape, and portra... More
iture will be geared towards realism; at the same time, various other painting styles could be explored. Color theory, linear perspective, compositional structure, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills will all be emphasized extensively. The training provided will prepare students for the elementary arts endorsement.
Co-Requisite: Participant must have completed the Fine Arts: Drawing course before taking this course.
Required Text: The New Artist’s Manual: A Complete Guide to Painting and Drawing Materials and Techniques By Simon Jennings, San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2006. ISBN 13: 978-0-8118-5124-4 or ISBN 10: 0-8118-5124-9 (Required text). Can be purchased used through Amazon.
SUU credit available with a fee.Less