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ART 2051 - Painting 2

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This course expands on the foundational concepts presented in Painting I. Emphasis is placed on traditional and experimental approaches to painting using water-based oils. Students will explore themes based on landscape, interior spaces, still life and the human form. Painting assignments are supported by sketchbook exercises, readings, discussions, and research of historic, cultural, and contemporary painting issues.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ART 1024 , ART 1041 , ART 1051 .
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Materials
    1. Paint: Oil (Water soluble)
    2. Substrates: Stretched Canvas, Board, Masonite
    3. Historical, Cultural and Conceptual traditions and implications
    4. Solvents, mediums, waxes and varnishes
  2. Sketchbook as an idea journal
    1. Idea Generation
    2. Creative Problem Solving
    3. Writing an Artist Statement
    4. Generating personal metaphors and symbols
  3. Cultural/Historical awareness
    1. Historical painting/image making traditions and contemporary implications
    2. Contemporary painting issues/topics
    3. Historical overview of Landscape, Still-Life, Human form, Architectural Spaces
  4. Color
    1. Balance/Harmonies
    2. Warm/Cool
    3. Historical tradition/relevance
    4. Contemporary applications/implications
  5. Composition and Picture Plane
    1. Landscape conventions and dynamics
    2. Portraiture conventions and dynamics
    3. Still life conventions and dynamics
    4. Color placement
  6. Technique and Meaning
    1. Gesture, texture, expression and meaning
    2. Advanced Ala prima process and strategies
    3. Imprimatura underpainting process and strategies
    4. Glazing and Body Color
    5. Light and Luminosity
    6. Palette strategies/method
  7. Form
    1. Types of representation
    2. Modeling landscape from observation
    3. Modeling the human form from observation
    4. Complex still life modeling situations
    5. Conveying space and dimension in architectural settings (interior/exterior)
  8. Content
    1. Creating meaning through symbolic visual metaphor
    2. Creating meaning through individual aesthetic choices
    3. Landscape, Portraiture, Still-life, Architectural Spaces: contemporary and historical meaning
    4. Process as meaning
    5. Color and Meaning
    6. Materials as meaning
    7. Subject matter
  9. Spatial Conventions
    1. The meaning of pictorial space
    2. Historical spatial conventions
    3. Contemporary applications of illusionary space
    4. Personal definitions of Space and Place

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate safe studio procedures.
  2. create a series of paintings that are conceptually linked.
  3. demonstrate technically sound applications of water-based oil paint and supporting materials.
  4. solve visual and technical problems using research.
  5. develop effective solutions to painting assignments rooted in historical and cultural awareness.
  6. generate ideas using process sketches
  7. create paintings showing a variety of space and color relationships.
  8. create paintings using a variety of compositional strategies.
  9. effectively manipulate oil paint to create the illusion of form and space through a variety of subject matter.
  10. develop an autonomous aesthetic decision-making process.
  11. critically analyze paintings in groups and individually using terms and criteria common to art.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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