This course will focus on colour theory, mixing and its application for painting. Students will learn how to use and apply acrylic paint. Towards the end of this class, students will create a small series of paintings from still life.
Date First Offered:
Total Hours: 90
Lecture Hours: 15
Laboratory Hours: 75
This course is offered online:
- Identifying the colours and terminology of colour relationships
- Making a Colour Wheel
- Mixing Neutrals from Complementary colours
- Mixing colours
- Applying colour relationships
- Layering colours
- Artist appreciation and research
- Painting from still life, applying a range of objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Utilize the terminology and approaches associated with colour mixing, theory and historical context
- Work with and apply acrylic paint
- Discuss issues around the evolution of Painting, from Post-Impressionism to the Present
- Participate in group critiques based on a set of stated objectives
- Present their work in a professional manner
Quizzes and Tests: 10 %
Assignments: 80 %
Participation: 10 %
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Course Offered in Other Programs:
Acrylic paint, brushes, mediums and supports (canvas, paper and masonite boards). There are easels in the studio.
Keys to Success:
Attendance is mandatory in studio courses.
This first year Painting course has been reduced in hours. The curriculum now reflects a painting foundation course rather than a multi media collage course, as these elements will be covered in Visual Fundamentals. This allows for a Sculptural component in the Foundation year, bringing the foundation program more in line with other institutions in the province and the country.
Optional - N/A, Reading will be articles provided by the instructor supported by Power Point Presentations.