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 Course Title:   Painting for Non-Majors

 Title Abbreviation:   PAINTING FOR NON-MAJORS

 Department:    ART

 Course #:    204

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    3.75

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Beginning studio course intended for non-majors in either oil, watercolor or acrylic medium. More than one medium may be offered per quarter and will be outlined in the quarterly schedule. This course will cover preparation, techniques, composition and analysis.

 Prerequisite  

None (Not for pending AVA majors)

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 55

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Students will learn to prepare a variety of painting surfaces and color mixing with either watercolor, acrylic or oil based media.
  2. Students will learn to paint opaque and transparent techniques in either watercolor, acrylic or oil based media.
  3. Students will learn application of form and content in painting.
  4. Students will learn how to analyze their paintings using the vocabulary of the discipline.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.

Course Contents

  1. Using studio sessions students will prepare a variety of painting surfaces and develop a color palette and color mixing with either watercolor, acrylic or oil based media.
  2. Using class exercises and studio work students will demonstrate both transparent and opaque painting techniques.
  3. Using class exercises and studio assignments students will demonstrate the use of form and content.
  4. Using formal critique sessions and self assessment students will analyze their paintings using the vocabulary of the discipline.