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Course Description

Art and Design - ART 231

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

Course Description

This course introduces the student to painting as an art form. Students examine theories, techniques and processes utilized in abstract, conceptual and representational compositions of renowned artists.


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


Course Competencies

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

  • Explain how painting evokes a response from the viewer.
  • Determine how the art of painting can function within society.
  • Summarize the relationship and importance of painting to other art forms.
  • Determine the process used in preparing colors with a limited palette.
  • Investigate the various methods artists use to apply paint to a surface.
  • Explain how artists create form using a limited palette.
  • Explain why artists use value gradations.
  • Assess the interaction of hard edges and soft edges in painting.
  • Create original compositions using knowledge of color theory and paint application.

Course Schedule

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

Fall; 2018; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 231147107Paint 1 Theory El 3Olson S$37.007/20/0OpenT  01:00 PM-03:54 PM F470

Winter; 2019; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 231117128Paint 1 Theory El 3Olson S$37.0020/20/0OpenT  01:00 PM-03:54 PM F470