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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Art and Design - ART 221

Watercolor Painting 1: Theory and Elements

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

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.)

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 08/31/2020

 221147105Water Paint 1 TheorHYBMC3Olson S5/8/0Open$37.00M  01:00 PM-04:10 PM WEBWEB
W  01:00 PM-04:10 PM F370

Winter; 2021; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 221117119Water Paint 1 TheorRMT3Imirzian P17/20/0Open$37.00M  01:00 PM-03:54 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday