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    May 26, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

ART 1540 - Beginning Painting

Goals: To learn how to manipulate and control the aesthetic elements of line, color, texture, shape, tension, etc. on a two-dimensional surface.  To understand that painting is a process and discipline linked to art historical discourse.

Content: Oil paints will be the central medium of this class.  The course is structured and importance is placed on the formal elements of design: color, surface, composition, and space.  The emphasis is on learning to see objectively, be it from still-life set ups, landscape, or no objective studies.  The artistic and art historical concerns and choices are stressed.  Critiques are an important part of the class. 

Taught: Annually, fall semester.

Prerequisite: ART 1130 or ART 1140 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 4