2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 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, 1140, or 1150, or instructor permission

Credits: 4