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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 217 - Painting II

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

Continuation of ART 215 . Includes intermediate development and reinforcement of basic oil painting techniques and processes, development of compositional elements and formal pictorial organization, manipulation of pictorial elements, artistic expression, and health and safety in the painting studio.

Prerequisite(s): ART 215  
Recommendation: Completion of ART 115  before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Implement basic and complex painting techniques and processes.
  2. Demonstrate exploration of compositional elements in oil, acrylic and/or mixed media, which includes formal traditional and non-traditional pictorial organization.
  3. Demonstrate intermediate manipulation of pictorial elements in representational and/or personal iconography. 
  4. Demonstrate artistic development by using observational, inventive and/or other visual resources, participate in individual and group critiques, use critical thinking in developing own work, and explore and develop personal direction.
  5. Discuss health and safety standards applied in a painting studio. 

  1. Intermediate Painting Techniques and Processes 
    1. Transfer methods, substrates, mixed media techniques
    2. Indirect: underpainting/overpainting, glazing, layering, blending
    3. Direct: alla prima, wet-in-wet, impasto
    4. Approaches to color
  2. Development of Compositional Elements and Formal Pictorial Organization
    1. Intermediate manipulation of line, shape, and texture
    2. Intermediate color and value modeling
    3. Linear, atmosphere, and ambiguous space
    4. Art historical references, contemporary masters, and movements
  3. Demonstrate Intermediate Manipulation of Pictorial Elements
    1. Painting from observation and/or imagination
    2. Space: atmospheric and/or linear perspective, plein air and/or visual resources
    3. Personal iconography
  4. Artistic Development
    1. Pictorial and skill development through observational, inventive, or other visual resources
    2. Incorporate critical thinking into creative process
    3. Observe, examine, discover, and develop to create with personal direction
  5. Health and Safety in the Painting Studio
    1. Pigments, mediums, toxins, and solvents
      1. Inhalation
      2. Ingestion
      3. Exposure to skin
    2. Sink maintenance
    3. Easel maintenance
    4. Paint storage maintenance