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Course Description

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Art and Design - ART 235

Painting 2: Theory and Elements

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is a continuation of ART 231. Students will critique the techniques and processes utilized by published artists. In addition, students explore how artists develop a focused approach both thematically and technically in their work.


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

Course Competencies

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

  • Compare and contrast paintings which encourage positive responses from a viewer.
  • Explain the ways in which painting can function within society.
  • Critique paintings comprised of a triadic color theme.
  • Analyze paintings with a complementary color theme.
  • Critique paintings comprised of an analogous color theme.
  • Summarize how color theory evokes an emotional response.
  • Summarize the process for creating a diptych or a triptych.
  • Create a series of stylistically or thematically consistent paintings.
  • Compare and contrast different methods of painting from established art history sources.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2021; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 235117130Paint 2 Theory ElMC3Olson S10/12/0Open$37.00R  01:00 PM-04:38 PM F470

Key: Day of the Week

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