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Course Description

Art and Design - ART 221

Watercolor Painting 1: Theory and Elements (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course examines the fundamental theories, techniques and processes utilized in watercolor and water-based media. In addition, students study the elements watercolor artists incorporated into their published works of art.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • Consent of department.

Recommended

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain how watercolor and water-based media works of art evoke a response from the viewer.
  • Determine how watercolor and water-based media paintings can function within society.
  • Compare watercolor and water-based media paintings to other art forms.
  • Explain how a watercolor and water-based media artist utilizes layers of color and value to create form and atmospheric perspective.
  • Investigate which watercolor and water-based media artists utilize experimental methods and materials.
  • Explain how an artist would construct a watercolor and water-based media painting from direct observation that records the effect of light on natural surfaces.
  • Research different theories of watercolor and water-based media painting within established Art History sources.
  • Construct a watercolor and water-based media painting employing the white of the paper as the lightest value and moving progressively to the darker values.
  • Explain why published watercolor and water-based media artists use washes, masking and glazing techniques.
  • Compare and contrast how water media behaves on different types of surfaces.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 221147105Water Paint 1 Theor 3Sarris C$37.002/20/0OpenM  01:00 PM-03:54 PM F370

Winter; 2018; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 221117119Water Paint 1 Theor 3Pelc-Church N$37.0019/20/0OpenM  01:00 PM-03:54 PM F370