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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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ART 1051 - Painting 1

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of painting principles, methods, materials, and critique. Students work from observation, simultaneously strengthening perceptual abilities increasing knowledge and use of acrylic paint. Painting assignments are supported by readings, discussions and research of historic, cultural and contemporary painting issues.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts

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

Major Content
  1. Introduction to Materials Paint: Types Substrates: canvas, paper, board Brushes: Types and purpose
  2. Sketchbook/Creative Problem Solving Idea generation Creative problem solving
  3. Cultural/Historical Overview Western traditions/historical context What is a painting? Cultural implications of formal modes and elements ntroduction to painting beyond western traditions
  4. Color Application Approaches to color in painting Choosing a color palette/color key Color balance and harmony Luminosity
  5. Composition and Picture Plane Introduction to Gestalt theory Compositional movement Establishing visual rhythm
  6. Content Creating meaning through visual metaphor Subject matter
  7. Form Modes or types of representation Modeling form from observation Basics of light and shadow
  8. Introduction to Color Introduction to color theory Color vocabulary Color and perception
  9. Shape, Volume and Gesture ainting from observation Planes, volumes and objects Dynamic brushstrokes Gesture and meaning
  10. Spatial Conventions Introduction to spatial illusion Perspective and other spatial conventions The meaning of space and place

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

  1. Create a painting from direct observation
  2. Recognize the principles of color theory
  3. Synthesize the principles of color theory in paint
  4. Create the illusion of volume, space and light using the basic techniques and principles of painting
  5. Demonstrate verbally and through writing, an understanding of the terms and concepts common to art/design and painting
  6. Demonstrate verbally and through writing, an understanding of the cultural/social/historical context in which paintings exist
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of design through painting and sketchbook exercises
  8. Develop an understanding of individual painting process, idea generation and personal expression through guided exercises and assignments
  9. Develop effective solutions to painting assignment problems using research, process sketches and idea generation

Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
06. 04. Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.

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