|1. Description - |
|Study of transparent and opaque watercolor techniques. Emphasis on basic techniques of painting and composition.|
|Advisory: ART 4A or 5A; ART 4B, 20A; this course is included in the Painting family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in ART 47.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- use transparent, and opaque water-base paints on various types of watercolor papers and grounds.
- to use color and design principles in developing basic compositions.
- use color expressively and spontaneously developing form, movement and composition directly on the paper, rather than copying preconceived drawings or plans.
- share through discussion in student critiques the cultural and personal differences in their art work.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- Tables, chairs or stools, sink area.
- When taught via Foothill Global Access: on-going access to computer with Email software and capabilities; Email address; Java-script enabled internet browsing software.
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Exercises structured to define and explore the various relationships between color terms such as value intensity, and brilliance, and their application in water color.
- Assignments in drawing, designing, and composing in the water color medium exploring appropriate techniques for expressing the subjects painted.
- Field trips to locations are arranged according to specific problems presented to the class. Help with technique is given as needed.
- Since art projects cannot be precisely defined or measured they naturally offer wide latitude of interpretation. Some student assignments may be concerned with a diversity of personal experiences and cultural heritages and therefore bring these perspectives into a shared activity. The art classroom offers multiple opportunities to illustrate concepts by artists representing broad cultural and personal histories.
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
|Individual projects will be graded on the basis of some or all of the following criteria: |
- Demonstration of color mixing and value control in transparent watercolor.
- Intermixing of transparent and opaque paints on various surfaces.
- Practice in painting in direct response to the motif using both transparent and opaque paints.
- Creative use of experimental media such as resists, block-out and textural modifiers.
- Participation in class discussions. Demonstration of interest and awareness and overall contribution to the class.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Craig Diane, and Hazel Harrison. The New Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques. Reprint Edition. Running Press, 2010. |
|8. Disciplines - |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|Method of instruction include but are not limited to lecture, electronic discussions/chat, laboratory, and demonstration. |
|10. Lab Content - |
|Painting exercises, watercolor projects and assignments and practice of multiple traditional and experimental watercolor techniques. |
|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 - |
- Gallery/museum reports
- Review of handouts and relevant reading material
- Research and planning of individual creative projects
- Weekly reading and study of the textbook
- Internet research
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Art. |