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 Course Title:   Painting I

 Title Abbreviation:   PAINTING I

 Department:    ART

 Course #:    201

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4.5

 CIP:    500708

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

A studio course 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  

Prerequisite: None (for pending AVA majors, ART 101, 102 or 107, or instructor's permission)

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities, Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 260 Will fulfill humanities requirements when transferring in with the DTA
EWU 155 Will fulfill humanities requriements when transferring in with the DTA
U of W ART XXX Fulfills Visual, Literary and Performing Arts (VLPA) at UW if transferring in as a single course, will fulfill humanities if transferring in with the DTA
WSU 320 Will fulfill humanities requirements when transferring in with the DTA
WWU 220 Will fulfill humanities requirements when transferring in with the DTA

Learning Outcomes

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

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

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

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 . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

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

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.1 Understand the impact of their own and other’s actions on local/global communities and environments and how those communities/environments affect them in turn.

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 . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
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.
7.3 Use knowledge of creative processes and aesthetic principles to understand humans and the world around them.
7.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the role of arts and creative expression in societies.

Course Contents

  1. Using lectures, videos, guest lectures and gallery and/or museum visits students will examine the variety of ways artists and cultures have developed subject matter and themes in painting.
  2. 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.
  3. Using class exercises and studio work students will demonstrate both transparent and opaque painting techniques.
  4. Using class exercises and studio assignments students will demonstrate the use of form and content.
  5. Using formal critisue sessions and self assessment students will analyze their paintings using the vocabulary of the discipline.