ART2125 FOUNDATION PAINTING II
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year.
ART2125 - Foundation Painting II (3 hrs.)
A foundation course building on techniques of ART2124 Foundation Painting I by implementing the media of watercolor and acrylic. This course synthesizes studies in observation, proportion, sighting perspective, value, color, and composition. The course is required for art and graphic design majors.
ART2124 Foundation Painting I.
A primary goal is for the student to acquire extended knowledge and understanding of the materials and techniques used in painting. A secondary goal is for the student to extend new ways of seeing and developing his/her understanding of visual language.
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 demonstrate an understanding of value.
- Develop an understanding of value as dictated by light.
- Create a “color” painting with the capabilities and limitation of black and white.
UNIT 2: Study of Under Painting and Complimentary Color Painting
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to demonstrate the traditions of glazing and limited tone to create value and form.
- Utilize raw umber and sienna to tone canvas in the classical tradition prior to layering colors as in glazing with acrylic.
- On top of under painting, using a limited palette of complimentary colors, create an illusion of value and form.
UNIT 3: Study of Color
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of color properties and replication.
- Create a copy of a master painting through the use of color samples cut from magazine photographs.
- Have a fundamental knowledge and demonstrated skill in use of color temperature, hue, value, tone, saturation, balance, direction, mass, volume and weight.
- Have a fundamental knowledge and demonstrated skill in color theory.
UNIT 4: Art Vocabulary and Criticism
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to speak the language of an artist, and convey their thoughts clearly in class critiques.
- 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: Study of Watercolor
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of basic watercolor techniques.
- Render two paintings from observation, one being a warm study, the other a cool study, observing the difference in mood created by the color choices.
- Develop an understanding of the techniques of watercolor - wet-on-wet, dry brush, masking agents, special techniques.
- Render a representational landscape from onsite outdoor observation, using space, volume and sensation of natural light.
- Understand the use of Chinese white in watercolor.
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
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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.