ARTS 241
Introduction to Oil Painting Spring 2020
Division I

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This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of oil painting. A significant portion of class time will be devoted to learning some of the basics of painting, such as the manipulation of color, value, surface, and texture. We will learn how to prepare paper and canvas supports as well as exploring the properties of several mediums (what the paint is mixed with to allow for application and drying). This course is focused on giving students access to a range of introductory techniques that they can explore during the semester. We will also spend time looking at each other’s work and giving feedback and suggestions as well as studying the work of established artists. Evaluation will be based on evidence of each student’s progress, as shown by the weekly assignments; attendance and participation in class discussions.
The Class: Type: studio
Limit: 14
Expected: 14
Class#: 3346
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: based on evidence of each student's progress, as shown by the weekly assignments; attendance and participation in class discussions
Prerequisites: ARTS 100
Enrollment Preferences: Art majors, sophomores
Materials/Lab Fee: yes
Distributions: Division I

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