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ART 122 - Painting 1

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours

Prerequisites: ART 109  Recommended.

This is a beginning course covering the fundamentals of painting.  Exploration of this medium includes art production, art history and art criticism.  Emphasis starts with observational painting techniques to develop skills in paint mixing, application, value and color theory, concluding with more individual and creative approaches to painting. Students should have a basic ability to draw what they see.


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Produce several complete paintings ranging from still life, landscape and the figure.
  2. Develop accuracy in rendering space, form and volume on a two-dimensional surface with paint.
  3. Apply the elements and principles of design to create paintings with intentional compositions.
  4. Develop awareness to the role of painting in the context of multicultural art history and theory.
  5. Explore the use of paint in a more conceptual and personal approach.
  6. Critique paintings with relevant and accurate analysis and communication.
Listed Topics
  1. Observational painting
  2. Paint mixing and application
  3. Color theory
  4. History of painting
  5. Individual creative approaches
  6. Critique
Reference Materials
Materials and textbooks as required by instructor
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/2/2022
Last Reviewed: 5/2/2022

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