Feb 19, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

ART2124 FOUNDATION PAINTING I COURSE PROCEDURE


ART2124 FOUNDATION PAINTING I

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

ART2124 - Foundation Painting I (3 hrs.)

A foundation course serving as an introduction and exploration in the basic principles, materials, and skills of oil painting. This course synthesizes studies in observation, proportion, sighting perspective, value, color, and composition. The course is required for art and graphic design majors.

Course Classification:

Studio

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

A primary goal is for the student to acquire basic knowledge and understanding of the materials and techniques used in painting.  A secondary goal is for the student to develop new ways of seeing to develop his/her understanding of visual language.

Learner Outcomes:

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the techniques and vocabulary of paint.  The student will demonstrate an understanding of color theory.  The student will develop an understanding of the historical context of painting, the many traditions and techniques that may be drawn from.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.

UNIT 1:  Study of Monochromatic Painting

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate the ability to render a series of 3D objects in space through optical measurements of an observed still life.  They will be able to demonstrate under painting and drawing in paint.

  • Render an object in 3D space.
  • Gain an understanding of the process of under painting.
  • Demonstrate how to draw in paint.
  • Render a still life from observation.

UNIT 2:  Introduction to Color

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate the ability to mix colors accurately, and have a working knowledge of color properties and theory.

  • Have a fundamental knowledge and demonstrated skill in color mixing.
  • Have a fundamental knowledge and demonstrated skill in color theory.
  • Have a fundamental knowledge and demonstrated skill in use of complimentary colors and tone.

UNIT 3:  Color Still Life

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate the ability to render a still life from observation in full color, with a demonstrated skill in composition and the organization of pictorial space.  They will be able to demonstrate a skill in the use of color temperature, hue, value, tone, saturation, balance, direction, mass, weight and volume.

  • Render a mid-size still life from observation.
  • Have a fundamental knowledge and demonstrated skill in composition.
  • Have a fundamental knowledge and demonstrated skill in organization of pictorial space.
  • Have a fundamental knowledge and demonstrated skill in use of color temperature, hue, value, tone, saturation, balance, direction, mass, volume and weight.

UNIT 4:  Art Vocabulary and Criticism

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate the ability to participate in a critical discussion of their painting as well as the other paintings in class.  They will develop and use the vocabulary of painting and be able to discuss motives, decision making processes, successes and problems with the work.

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the vocabulary of painting.
  • Participate in group critiques.
  • Verbally discuss the motives, decision making processes, successes, and problems of the work.

UNIT 5:  Master Copy and Portrait

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully replicate to the best of their ability a master painting in terms of technique, scale, and proportion.  They will also be able to demonstrate an ability to render in oil paint, a portrait from direct observation.  The student will finally be allowed to render a painting of their choice, using all of the previous unit content to render a painting that will demonstrate a working knowledge of that content.

  • Replicate to the best of his/her ability a master painting in techniques, scale and proportion.
  • Render a portrait from direct observation.
  • Render a painting of choice.

UNIT 6:  Technical Craft Skills

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully handle oil and solvents safely, clean brushes and tools, construct a canvas stretcher, and size and prime a canvas.

  • Handle oil and solvents safely, clean brushes and tools.
  • Construct a stretcher bar and stretch canvas.
  • Size and prime a canvas.

Projects Required:

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

12

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability, which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.