Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
ART 19EOIL PAINTING IIISummer 2014
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 72 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 07/01/2013; 10/28/13

1. Description -
A continuation of ART 19C with emphasis on processes rather than techniques. Primary concerns include shaped canvasses, glazing techniques, ideas, expression, and aesthetics relating to the oil medium.
Prerequisites: ART 19A and 19C.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Painting family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Explore painting processes on shaped canvasses
  2. Formulate aesthetic requirements and prepare appropriate color sketches.
  3. Explore color calculations in applied color theory related to theme.
  4. Explore color glazing and glazing techniques
  5. Apply knowledge of studio needs and practices to ongoing purchases of essential art materials
  6. Discuss finished presentation of oil paintings
  7. Compare and contrast works of art from global perspective
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Tables, stools, sink and storage space for each student. Still life storage area, room darkening drapes, portable lighting equipment.
  2. When taught via Foothill Global Access using Etudes, ongoing access to a computer with e-mail address, software and hardware, and internet access.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Explore painting processes on shaped canvasses
    1. Elongated rectangle or square panel or canvasses
    2. Construction and mixed media in series and scale exploration
    3. Circular, elliptical and curvilinear surfaces in rigid and soft support
  2. Formulate aesthetic requirements and prepare appropriate color sketches.
    1. Traditions in landscape, seascape, still life, portrait, and the human figure: challenges in composition with numerous references
    2. Surrealism or Narrative approaches to subject matter
    3. Expressionism, international attitudes, counterculture as alternative concepts
  3. Explore color recipes in applied color theory related to theme.
    1. Contrast of hue
    2. Light-dark contrast
    3. Cold-warm contrast
    4. Complimentary contrast
    5. Simultaneous contrast and successive contrast
    6. Contrast of saturation
    7. Contrast of extension
    8. Explore color recipes and add mixtures recommended for specific simulations in: human figure, racial distinctions, landscapes, seascapes, and still life
    9. Color field painting, alla prima technique
    10. Color related to theme and concepts to establish mood and quality of light
    11. Health awareness related to toxic materials
  4. Explore color glazing and glazing techniques
    1. Recognition and application of specific glaze colors
    2. Permanent glaze colors
    3. Fugitive and lake colors
    4. Underpainting, overpainting, and glaze techniques
    5. Classic studies in grisaille
  5. Apply knowledge of studio needs and practices to ongoing purchases of essential art materials
    1. Maintain personal sense of order
    2. Explore tools for greater expression and craft
    3. Develop responsible attitude towards professional standards
  6. Discuss finished presentation of oil paintings
    1. Framing variations, using metal, wood, plastic, color, etc.
    2. Aesthetics concerns such as, color, form, and size relating to chosen imagery.
  7. Compare and contrast works of art from global perspective
    1. Use of materials in the production of works of art
    2. Organization of visual forms
    3. Social function of art
    4. Established canon of images
    5. Methods of interpreting subject matter
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Evaluation methods may include but are not limited to:
  1. Portfolio review-Each painting will be evaluated for technical ability, craftsmanship and personal creative and conceptual approaches
  2. Written or oral critiques
  3. Written or participation in lectures or dialogues of historical and contemporary painting
  4. Painting revisions
7. Representative Text(s) -
Gury, Al. Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting. Ist ed. Watson-Guptill, 2009.
Freil, Michael. Still Life Painting Atelier: An Introduction to Oil Painting. Watson-Guptill, 2010.
Godrey, Tony, Painting Today, Phaidon Press, 2009.
Robertson, Jean and Craig McDaniel. Painting as a Language: Material, Technique, Form, and Content. 1st ed. Wadsworth Publishing, 1999.

8. Disciplines -
Art
 
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture presentation using the language of oil painting.
  2. Discussion using the language of contemporary and historical oil paintings.
  3. Demonstration of using oil paint, brushes, supports, techniques and methods.
  4. Critique and group presentation of advanced oil painting projects followed by in-class discussion and evaluation.
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Oil painting project preparations from a personal perspective.
    1. Preliminary Drawings/Sketches in color using oil paint
    2. Gathering necessary materials and supplies
  2. Student compiled reference materials
    1. Notebook
    2. Photographic library
    3. A Sketchbook
  3. Completion of final oil painting series
    1. Develop from a theme given by instructor.
    2. Gathering of necessary materials and supplies.
    3. Write an artist statement
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Copy of a master or contemporary oil painting and next paint a series of oil paintings in the same style. B. Research the artwork, the artist, the style, subject matter, content and context.
  2. Write an essay or paper describing the artwork.
  3. Write an artist statement describing contemporary oil painting influences.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the A.A. degrees in Art and Art: Studio Emphasis.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-02-25 13:33:19


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines