Credit hours:
3--Contact hours: 90

Course number: ART 210

Dept: Painting and Drawing

Prerequisite: Drawing I and/or Fundamentals of 2-D Design are recommended

In this introductory painting course, students will learn the basic techniques of pictorial representation.  Initial projects introduce the workings of paint handling, which include: how to construct and begin a painting, the modeling of form through paint application, and the fundamentals of color mixing. Painting techniques such as alla prima painting; under-painting and the build up of texture will also be studied.   Through studio assignments, students will explore a variety of approaches to painting and gain competence using these techniques and materials. Studio assignments will be augmented by discussions, critiques, illustrated lectures, museum visits and the analysis of historic and contemporary paintings.

Supplies List
Materials necessary for this course are:
1. Acrylic paint set: Sap Green, Phtalo Green,Burnt Umber,Burnt Siena,Ultramarine Blue,Primary Blue,Dark Cadmium Red,Cadmium Yellow Deep Titanium White,Mars Black
2. Supports:
4 prepared cotton canvas mounted on stretcher bars in different sizes (30x40; 35x40)
3. Media and Solvents
4. Other Supplies
Sketchbook, pencils, eraser
Acrylic gesso
Gesso brush (a wide flat utility brush)
Palette (we will discuss where to buy this and what material in class)
Palette knife
- A range of brushes including: Round, Flat, and Filbert in small and medium sizes (list of exact sizes will be discussed in class)
- 1 large round brush
- 1 large filbert
- 4 or 5 jars with lids (for your medium, solvents and your brushes) - Soap (to clean your brushes)
- Paper towels
- Rags You may need to purchase more supplies as the semester proceeds
Aprox.cost: 80-90 Euro
* Students will also be required to buy a sketchbook. The sketchbook will be a key to aiding students better understand elements of composition. Students will thus be required to do homework on a regular basis, that they will then put into practice in their painting. Watercolor, ink, soft pencil, and charcoal are excellent ways in which students can develop a dynamic sketchbook.

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