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Effective: Summer 2013
ART 19FACRYLIC PAINTING III4 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: ART 19D.
Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Painting family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • A successful students will be able to paint with a variety of advanced acrylic painting mediums.
  • A successful students will be able to paint an acrylic painting on various sized supports and surfaces.
  • A successful students will be able to paint a thematic subject matter using acrylic painting.
Description -
Continuation of ART 19D with emphasis on processes rather than techniques. Problems in class will relate to aesthetic concerns of idea, content and expression within the acrylic medium.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Prepare professional acrylic painting surfaces in a mixed media approach.
  2. Develop themes on their work both realistic and nonobjective.
  3. Explore a range of color and technical variations in their artwork.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process, pertaining to the development of an individual sense of originality and style
  5. Establish a basic studio through ongoing purchases of essential art materials.
  6. Compare and contrast works of art from a global perspective.
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.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Prepare professional acrylic painting surfaces in a mixed media approach.
    1. Construction of flexible and rigid supports for acrylic paint media
    2. Preparation of cotton and veneer surfaces
    3. Experimentation with textured surfaces
  2. Develop themes on their work both realistic and nonobjective.
    1. Explore and experiment with depictions of the figure.
    2. Explore and experiment with abstraction.
  3. Explore a range of color and technical variations in their artwork.
    1. Study color through exercise and application
    2. Masking techniques
    3. Develop skills in the use of medium with glazes, washes, impasto textures, painted hard edges (taped) and spattering techniques
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process, pertaining to the development of an individual sense of originality and style
    1. Planning
    2. Use of intuition
    3. Choices in technique and execution
    4. Evaluation
    5. Group critique
  5. Establish a basic studio through ongoing purchases of essential art materials.
    1. Establish a personal sense of order
    2. Explore tools for greater expression and craft
    3. Develop responsible attitude towards professional standards
  6. Compare and contrast works of art from a 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
Methods of Evaluation -
The following 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
Representative Text(s) -
Gury, Al. Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting. Ist ed. Watson-Guptill, 2009.
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.
The above text is a definitive text in the field.

Disciplines -
Art
 
Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture presentation using the language of acrylic and mix-media painting.
  2. Discussion using the language of contemporary acrylic paintings.
  3. Demonstration of using acrylic paint, brushes, supports, techniques and methods.
  4. Critique and group presentation of advanced acrylic painting projects followed by in-class discussion and evaluation.
 
Lab Content -
  1. Acrylic painting project preparations from a personal perspective.
    1. Preliminary Drawings/Sketches in color using acrylic paint
    2. Gathering necessary materials and supplies
  2. Student compiled reference materials
    1. Notebook
    2. Photographic library
    3. A Sketchbook
  3. Completion of final Acrylic series
    1. Develop from a theme given by instructor.
    2. Gathering of necessary materials and supplies.
    3. Write an artist statement
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Copy of a master or contemporary acrylic or mix media painting and next paint a series of acrylic paintings in the same style.
  2. Research the artwork, the artist, the style, subject matter, content and context.
  3. Write an essay or paper describing the artwork. Write an artist statement describing contemporary acrylic painting influences.