Intensive Painting Course


This course introduces students to a wide range of materials, techniques, and concepts
involving traditional painting. Materials to be explored include Watercolor, Acrylic, and Oils. The three different mediums will be used in relation to the first, second, and third weeks of the course. There will be a heavy emphasis on color theory and traditional paint application techniques as well as composition and design. In addition to teaching a variety of materials and techniques each lesson will also introduce the work of one painter whose work will be examined at both a technical, as well as a conceptual level. Students will learn how to work from a sketch to a finished piece in each of the aforementioned media. It should be noted that this is not a class in how to “paint flowers” ( although we do look at nice paintings of flowers ) or which is focused on one specific technique, since we are limited in the amount of time we have the class is designed to give a foundational background in both how to use 3 different media, as well as give the student some solid theory which can be continually practiced during the week, and in the future.
The class will focus on achieving the following Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes:

L01: Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply the basic principles of design and color as well as the strengths inherent in a variety of painting media.

L02: Demonstrate the ability to use a variety of painting techniques and media to achieve specific aesthetic intents.

L03: Evaluate the use of ones own as well as others painting materials and techniques.

L04: A functional knowledge of the evolution of painting traditions, techniques, and conventions.

L05: Demonstrate the ability to apply the skills needed to take a work from concept to finished work.

L06: Demonstrate the ability to synthesize drawing and painting.

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