|Student Learning Outcomes -|
- A successful student will be able to demonstrate intermediate use and understanding of materials and techniques in watermedia
- A successful student will be able to analyze, understand and duplicate complex professional watermedia techniques
|Description - |
|Study of intermediate techniques using transparent and opaque water-media. Emphasis on intermediate techniques of painting, composition, and design.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- use intermediate techniques in transparent, and opaque water-media paints on various types of watercolor substrates, papers and grounds.
- understand intermediate color and design principles and use these principles in developing complex compositions.
- recognize complex color and use it expressively and spontaneously developing form, movement and composition directly on the paper.
- share through discussion in student critiques an understanding of the cultural and personal differences in their water-media art work.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|A.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.
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Intermediate lab exercises structured to define and explore the various relationships between color terms such as value intensity, and brilliance, and their application in water color.
- Intermediate lectures and lab assignments in drawing, designing, and composing in the water color medium exploring appropriate techniques for expressing the subjects painted.
- Field lab trips to locations are arranged according to specific complex problems presented to the class. Help with complex technique is given as needed.
- Art projects cannot be precisely defined or measured. They naturally offer wide latitude of interpretation. 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.
|Methods of Evaluation - |
|Projects will be graded on the basis of the following criteria: |
- Demonstration of intermediate levels of color mixing and value control in transparent watercolor.
- Complex intermixing of transparent and opaque paints on various surfaces.
- Complex practice in water-media in washes, glazes and substrates using both transparent and opaque paints.
- Creative use of experimental media such as resists, block-out and textural modifiers.
- Final class portfolio of water-media projects
- Participation in class discussions. Demonstration of interest and awareness and overall contribution to the class.
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Craig, Diana. The New Encyclopedia of Watercolor. Running Press Publishers. 2010. |
Mayer, Ralph. The Artists Handbook of Materials and Techniques. Viking Press. 2010.
|Disciplines - |
|Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture, Electronic discussions/chat, Laboratory, Demonstration,. |
|Lab Content - |
|Painting exercises, multiple intermediate watercolor projects and assignments and practice of multiple intermediate level traditional and experimental watercolor techniques |
|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