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 Upon completion of ART 204 - Painting 1- each student will be able  to:

 1.  Construct paintings whose use of color and composition are based on the interaction and  relationships of the  principles of design and the elements of art.

2.  Construct paintings that are individual expressions which communicate a varietyof ideas and emotions.

3.  Observe the world around him/her through directed observation and displaycreative sensitivity

4.  Construct paintings utilizing proper painting technique and  equipment.

5.  Apply concepts to service learning opportunities




EDITION:  First Edition 2004

PUBLISHING COMPANY: Thompson/Wadsworth


I. Exploration of materials and techniques used in 204

II. Learning methods to produce a finished work .

    III. Development of 5 paintings

    IV. Critique of finished paintings.



Student Materials Required :

1. Canvas panels/boards - suggested sizes: 12" x 16", 16" x 20" for exercises. Students will be required to used stretched canvases for finished paintings and will have materials to build at least one stretched  canvas.

 2.  Brushes: Students should acquire as many different shapes and sizes as possible within their economic  parameters. Each  brush tip has a different purpose and the advantage of varied sizes is obvious. Having a large supply allows easier use of   multiple colors and strokes simultaneously. Inexpensive brushes can be just as useful as very expensive brushes made with natural  materials.

 3.  Palette Knife (Diamond shape blader other objects to experiment with texture and stroke quality ) --  optional.

4.  Various plastic palettes  or disposable palette pad/wax paper and containers for storing paint.

5.  Water soluble dilutent   (for water soluble oils only), linseed oil and turpenoid  for  traditional oil paint.

6.  Paints:  Water Sol. Oil and Acrylic Set containing  white and primary   colors only. 

             a.   Choices of Red Napthol, Crimson, Alizarin and Cad

             b.   Choices of Yellow -Light,  Cadmium, Hansa

             c.       Choices of Blue , Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine, Phalo, Cerelean

             d.      Additional colors-Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna and Ochre

                      Black- It is preferred for you to make your own black from primaries.

7.   Paper towels or rags, smock/old shirt and other cleaning materials.

8.   Containers for cleaning and storing brushes.

9.   Sketchbook for preliminary drawings.


 Instruction Modes:



 Grades will be based on an evaluation of studio work, participation in critiques, and written test and group  and individual critiques. Participation in studio art courses is essential. It is important for students in studio courses to realize that your final grade will be affected by your ATTENDANCE. Attendance is not simply important-it is fundamental to the definition of a studio class. Passing the class, by state requirements, demands a specific number of completed studio hours. In addition, a studio course has a gestalt  component in interaction with a group. Valuable input is offered from each student during class critiques  and in your  demonstrations of individual points of view and techniques.Some assignments are discussed,  critiqued and completed during class studio-time.Missed interactions cannot be made-up. If you miss  more than 6 classes, you will immediately fail the course.  (After 3 absences each additional absence will lower your final grade by a letter grade.)  I expect TIMELY Submission of work (if late,  the project will lose points.)

1.  Each student is evaluated on the basis of improvement of his/her art ability  when  he/she began the course.

2.  Each student's evaluation is determined by how effectively he/she satisfies the objectives of each   individual project.

3.  Each student is evaluated/critiqued on each completed painting, and at mid-term and final

4.  Dicsiplined use of time in studio completion of works on time in addition to  having supplies.

5.  Ability to think and evaluate constructively and creatively and participation in critiques.

6.  Techniques demonstrated and ability to experiment with new materials.

7.  In Painting Two the student is expected toincreasingly  take responsibility for goals and content of paintings.A minimum of 8 completed paintings for the semester.


A = Satisfying the objectives of the paintings in a superiorl manner.  Evidence of additional effort and consideration. (90%  or  above).

B = Satisfying the objectives of the painting in an above average manner. Above average use of materials ( 80 - 89%)

C = Satisfying the objectives of a painting. Average use of materials. ( 70 - 79%)

D = Satisfying only a part of the objectives of a painting. Adequate use of materials.(60 - 69%)

F = Not satisfying the objectives of a painting, not completing paintings. Failure to use materials properly.


Project due dates will be announced at least one week in advanced, typically,depending upon the complexity of a assignment.Portfolios or individual work will be due at approximately 2 week intervals.



These are objective discussions of assigned paintings.Missing a critique is like missing a test. Hospitalization, a death in the  immediate family, or a very serious traffic accident are legitimate reasons to miss critique.Come prepared to discuss your work and the work of fellow students.  Participation points are given for how well you discuss your work and what comments you make about other peoples work. 


  Art Critiques:


 Learning Outcomes for the Art Program


 The diverse art courses have as cohesiveness an underlying philosophical pedagogy, based on the Getty  Foundation and the  Rand Corporation's report on art in the Humanities.  We think the instruction of  art should  encompass four major categories: Studio, History, Criticism, and Aesthetics.  Only by incorporating all four areas  will true appreciation emerge and that is why KC  believes in the discipline-based approach to art education. Ultimately, the student will be able to produce, describe, interpret, and assess art.  More specifically, the students will be able to do the following:


 I. Studio   (ARTO 101,102, 111, 112, 204, 214,103,118,116,117)


              1. Consider what material--clay, paper, metal, stone, etc.--best depict their subject.

              2. Decide what visual elements--lines, colors, shapes--best communicate their feelings

              3. Understand how visual forms of communication differ from talking and writing.

              4. Appreciate the different contributions artists have made in their various fields

              5.  Apply skills to service learning opportunities.

III.  History  (ARTO 105, 205, 106,107)


   1. Know specific information about the artists' personal lives.

   2. Understand the function and contributions of various art works.

   3. Appreciate the cultural contexts in which they were made.

   4. Explain how art has changed over the years.

 III. Criticism  (All ARTO)


   1. Understand the process of analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating art

   2. Critique the underlying biases and judgments we have about art.

   3. Appreciate, however, the fundamental need for knowledge   used in criticism.

   4. Make informed judgments by observing, discriminating, comparing/ contrasting art

   5. Use expressive language to explain their assessments.

IV.  Aesthetics  (All ARTO)


  1. Pursue answers to questions such as the following:

      A. What is art?

      B. What do artworks offer which other objects do not?

      C. What is the unique nature of the experience that can result from looking at art?