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Art (ART)

ART 250 Beginning Oil Painting (3) The materials and techniques of painting in oil and their uses in creative painting on panels and canvas.

ART 250 Beginning Oil Painting (3)

This course is designed to teach beginning students the basic fundamentals of painting and introduce them to the visual arts as a vehicle for personal expression. It is divided into technical categories for organizational purposes. The unique process of each discipline structures the course and allows for individual expression from a diversity of students with different skills and interests. The basic skills are introduced and studied through the creative process, from conception of an idea, preliminary sketches, variations, and final painting. Emphasis is placed on understanding the goals for each student and focusing on his or her shortcomings and strengths. While a basic mastery of mimetic painting is aimed at, a diverse range of aesthetic styles is presented. Thus the purpose of this course is to increase the appreciation of the visual arts through studio processes and the development of meaningful critical facility. We hope to educate students who will understand the fundamentals of painting and who will become part of an educated audience for the arts. Hopefully, they will be more imaginative and creative people. The studio emphasis on individual growth allows for flexibility in course structure to accommodate the general education objectives as well as for future painting majors. Creative and visual thinking are innately part of all students and these basic studio courses encourage and nurture them.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: ART 110S, ART 111 and enrollment in the School of Visual Arts or successful completion of an admissions portfolio review

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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