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ART 106 - Survey of Painting Materials and Techniques

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Technical, theoretical, and historical investigation of painting methods in art, from ancient times to contemporary times. Includes materials used in painting; watercolor, fresco, and encaustic techniques; the glair technique, egg tempera technique, the indirect oil technique, the direct oil technique, the acrylic technique, and socio-economic conditions and contemporary issues.

Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - FA; Meets CTE - A&H.





Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe and demonstrate the use of basic painting materials such as pigment, brushes, palette, palette knife, medium, solvents, supports as well as basic safety in the studio.
  2. Describe the materials methods and use of the Encaustic Watercolor, and Fresco Techniques and the historic political and economic systems and events that affected the living and working conditions of the artist in ancient Egypt, Greece, Tome, and non-Western cultures.
  3. Demonstrate and describe the materials and method used in the Glair technique and the historic political and economic systems and events that affected the living and working conditions of the artist in the Byzantine Era and the early Middle Ages, as well as its use in non-Western cultures.
  4. Demonstrate and describe the materials and method used in the Egg Tempera Technique and the historic political and economic systems and events that affected the living and working conditions of the artist in the High Middle Ages, as well as its use in non-Western cultures.
  5. Demonstrate and describe the materials and method used in the Indirect Oil Technique and the historic political and economic systems and events that affected the living and working conditions of the artist in the Renaissance, as well as its use in non-Western cultures.
  6. Demonstrate and describe the materials and method used in the Direct Oil Technique and the historic political and economic systems and events that affected the living and working conditions of the artist in the 1800’s in Europe and the United States, as well as its use in non-Western cultures.
  7. Demonstrate and describe the materials and method used in the Acrylic Technique and the historic political and economic systems and events that affected the living and working conditions of the artist in the 1940’s in the United States, as well as its use in non-Western cultures.
  8. Describe the global Modern and Contemporary use of Fresco, Encaustic, Glair, Egg Tempera, the Indirect and Direct Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor techniques.

Outline:
  1. Materials Used in Painting
    1. Pigments
    2. Medium
    3. Brushes
    4. Palette and palette knife
    5. Solvent
    6. Support
    7. Basic safety in the painting studio

 

 

  1. The Watercolor, Fresco, and Encaustic Techniques
    1. Materials used for Encaustic technique
    2. Materials used in the Fresco technique
    3. Materials used in the Watercolor technique
    4. Historic political and economic systems and events that affected the living and working conditions of  the artist in Ancient Egypt
      1. Political system and events of Ancient Egypt and its impact in art
      2. Religion in Ancient Egypt and its impact in art
      3. Economy, war, and trade in Ancient Egypt and its impact in art
      4. The artist, education, and livelihood in Ancient Egypt
  2. Historic political and economic systems that affected the living and working conditions of the artist in  Ancient Greece and Rome
    1. Political system and events of the Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations and their impact in art
    2. Religion in Ancient Greece and Tome and its impact in art
    3. Economy, war, and trade in Ancient Greece and Tome and its impact in art
    4. The artist, education, and livelihood in Ancient Greece and Rome
  3. Use of Encaustic, Watercolor, and Fresco in non-Western cultures
  4. Steps in the creation of a Watercolor painting
  5. Steps in the creation of a Encaustic painting
  6. Steps in the creation of a Fresco Secco and a Buon Fresco painting
  7. Research and selection of the model
  8. Preparation of under-drawing
  9. Demonstration of the Watercolor technique
  10. Preparation of Watercolor paint
  11. Painting of the reproduction
  12. Terminology related to formal analysis, iconography, style, and contemporary global issues in art
  13. Global use of Watercolor, Encaustic, and Fresco by modern and contemporary artists
  14. The Glair Technique
    1. Historic political and economic systems that affected the living and working conditions of the artist in the Byzantine Era and Early Middle Ages
      1. Political systems of the Byzantine Era and the Early Middle Ages and their impact in art
      2. Religion in the Byzantine Era and the Early Middle Ages and its impact in art
      3. Economy, war, and trade in the Byzantine Era and the Early Middle Ages and its impact in art
      4. The artist, education, and livelihood in the Byzantine Era and the Early Middle Ages
  15. Use of Glair technique in non-Western cultures
  16. Materials used, research, and selection of the model
  17. Preparation of ground and under-drawing
  18. Demonstration of Glair technique
  19. Preparation of Glair
  20. Painting of the reproduction
  21. Terminology related to formal analysis, iconography, style, and contemporary global issues in art
  22. Global use of Glair technique and illuminations by modern and contemporary artists
  23. Egg Tempera Technique
    1. Historical political and economic systems that affected the living and working conditions of the artist in the High Middle Ages
      1. Political systems of the High Middle Ages and their impact in art
      2. Religion in the High Middle Ages and its impact in art
      3. Economy, war, and trade in the High Middle Ages and its impact in art
      4. The artist, education, and livelihood in the High Middle Ages
  24. The Use of the Egg Tempera technique in non-Western cultures
  25. Materials used, research, and selection of the model
  26. Preparation of ground, gesso on wood panel
  27. Under-drawing
  28. Verdaccio
  29. Demonstration of Egg Tempera technique
  30. Preparation of Egg Tempera
  31. Painting of the reproduction
  32. Gold leaf application
  33. Terminology related to formal analysis, iconography, style, and contemporary global issues in art
  34. Global use of the Egg Tempera technique by modern and contemporary artists
  35. The Indirect Oil Technique
    1. Historic political and economic systems that affected the living and working conditions of the artist in  the Renaissance
      1. Political systems of the Renaissance and their impact in art
      2. Religion in the Renaissance and its impact in art
      3. Economy, war, and trade in the Renaissance and its impact in art
      4. The artist, education, and livelihood in the Renaissance
  36. Use of the Indirect Oil technique in non-Western cultures
  37. Material used, research, and selection of the model
  38. Preparation of ground, stretching, and gesso of cotton canvas
  39. Under-drawing
  40. Grisaille
  41. Demonstration of glaze and scumbling
  42. Preparation of paint
  43. Painting of the reproduction
  44. Varnishing
  45. Terminology related to formal analysis, iconography, style, and contemporary global issues in art
  46. Global use of the Indirect technique by modern and contemporary artists
  47. The Direct Oil Technique (Allaprima)
    1. Historic, political, and economic systems that affected the living and working conditions of the artist in the 1800’s in Europe and the United States, including cultural non-Western influences
      1. Political systems of the 1800’s in Europe and the United States and their impact in art
      2. Economy, war, and trade in the 1800’s in Europe, United States, Asia, and Africa and its impact in art
      3. The artist, education, and livelihood in the 1800’s in Europe and United States
  48. Use of the Alla Prima technique in non-Western cultures
  49. Materials used, research, and selection of the model
  50. Preparation of ground
  51. Demonstration of the direct method  
  52. Preparation of paint
  53. Painting of the reproduction
  54. Terminology related to formal analysis, iconography, style, and contemporary global issues in art
  55. Global use of Allaprima technique by modern and contemporary artists
  56. The Acrylic Technique
    1. Historic political and economic systems that affected the living and working conditions of the artist in the 1940’s in the United States
      1. Political system of the 1940’s in the United States and its impact in art
      2. Economy, war, and trade in the 1940’s in the United States and its impact in art
      3. The artist, education, and livelihood in the 1940’s United States
  57. Use of the Acrylic technique in non-Western cultures
  58. Materials used, research, and selection of the model
  59. Preparation of ground
  60. Preparation of paint
  61. Painting of the reproduction
  62. Terminology related to formal analysis, iconography, style, and contemporary global issues in art
  63. Global use of the Acrylic technique by modern and contemporary artists
  64. Socio-Economic Conditions and Contemporary Issues
    1. Geographical influences
    2. Social values
    3. Religious values
    4. Political values
    5. Economic values
    6. Access to training and education
    7. Women in art
    8. Access to materials
    9. Patronage
    10. Migrations
    11. Syncretism
    12. Global influences
    13. Global discoveries that impacted the development of materials and techniques
      1. Discovery of natural gums and solvents
      2. Creation of paper: from skin to books
      3. The chemical bonds of fresco, egg white, and egg yolk
      4. Linear and aerial perspective
      5. Camera obscura
      6. Ancient pigments, sources, and manufacturing
      7. Modern pigments, sourcing, and manufacturing
      8. Rendering devices
      9. The tube
      10. Optical discoveries and devices
      11. The discovery of plastic


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/2020



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