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ARP401: Painting (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Visual Arts
COURSE TITLE: Painting
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: ARP401
TYPE: GF
CREDITS:
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Fundamentals of Art

Major Concepts/Content: The painting course is designed for students who want to develop skills in one or more painting media. The media may be oils, acrylic, watercolor or tempera. Students will receive instruction in the techniques and history of various painting styles. Projects and exercises will help students develop the skills and understanding necessary for personal expression. Emphasis will be placed on color theory, painting techniques, and other skills appropriate to the medium.

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will provide practice in using a variety of painting tools and materials. Students will produce paintings in a personal style and will be able to demonstrate some techniques used in styles other than their own. Units that focus on identifying selected paintings by the movements with which the paintings are associated and on identifying painters who are representative of the major styles or periods of painting will be included. Visits to art galleries, studios, and museums will be included when feasible.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to demonstrate the proper use and care of painting tools and materials, Student projects will be evaluated on originality, craftsmanship, effort, time utilization, and quality with consideration given to the individual or students’ talent, experience, and/or limitations. Both written and oral tests will be used to evaluate knowledge of course content.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the painting course, students should be able to:

  1. Create Works of Art
    • Use several different painting media, including the computer.
    • Produce paintings in a personal style.
    • Demonstrate some techniques used in styles other than their own style, e.g., "a la Matisse. "
    • Demonstrate composition skills in painting.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of color theory.
    • Maintain a portfolio and a sketchbook/'journal.
    • Demonstrate finishing and framing techniques for paintings.
  2. Demonstrate Aesthetic Perception
    • Discuss how the elements of design contribute to the expressive quality of a painting.
    • Develop an awareness of the environment and the relationship of the environment to painting.
  3. Develop Knowledge of Art Heritage
    • Recognize major painting styles and movements throughout history.
    • Identify selected artists and paintings that represent major styles and movements.
    • Discuss the impact of painting on societies and cultures throughout history.
    • Identify current trends in painting.
    • Identify career options related to painting.
  4. Utilize Critical Judgment of the Visual Arts
    • Analyze and critique paintings using the elements and principles of design.
    • Compare the effectiveness of different paintings in communicating feelings.
Assist in the selection of paintings for exhibition.