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COURSE NUMBER: ARTS142
COURSE TITLE:Painting II
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:One traditional section offered spring semester only

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Further development of basic skills, concepts, and techniques in painting media. “Heavy” paints used to compose and explore subjects drawn from environment and imagination. Emphasis placed on increasing proficiency, inventiveness, and individual expression. Class meets 5 hours per week.

PREREQUISITES:
ARTS141 with a grade of "C" or better.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to use paint as a means to convey a creative visual idea.
  2. Develop knowledge beyond basic level of painting techniques and materials for oil and acrylic paint.
  3. Develop knowledge of color theory as it applies to painting.
  4. Enhance their creative sensibilities through the use of paint.
  5. Develop and demonstrate critical analysis skills both verbally and in written format.
  6. Develop knowledge of a wide spectrum of paintings from various eras and cultures, including the contemporary.

METHODOLOGY:

Teaching will be done by the following methods:

  1. Demonstration – The instructor will demonstrate concepts and technique by drawing in front of the class.
  2. Hands on teaching – The instructor will make the rounds, working with each student, giving constructive criticism, and doing individual demonstrations.
  3. Discussion – The instructor will illustrate the technical and expressive aspects of drawing by showing examples of his own work, and the work of other artists. Students will be encouraged to participate in group discussions and critiques as time allows.
  4. Individual Discussion – The instructor will guide students individually by giving technical advice and suggested reading and research which would benefit individual students.
  5. Critiques- The instructor as well as the class will discuss the student’s work.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:

 Week One

  1. Introductions
  2. Review syllabus
  3. material list
  4. We will look at advanced examples of techniques in the different painting mediums throughout history as well as present day.
  5. Stretching canvases

Week Two

  1. Grisaille
  2. Value.  
  3. Advanced experimentation with a wide assortment of painting mediums, materials, and applications.
  4. Discuss and explore the contrasts of highlights and shadows.
  5. Alla prima painting (wet on wet).
  6. faceted painting.
  7. First project assigned.
  8. Open studio

Week Three

  1. Grisaille continued
  2.  Faceted painting and palette knife
  3. Open studio        

Week Four

  1. Brunaille, Verdaille and other techniques in monochromatic painting
  2. Quiz 1
  3. Project 1 due, project 1’s artist statement, and critique
  4. Second project assigned
  5. Open studio

Weeks Five

  1.  Color theory revisited
  2. The psychological, cultural and emotional effects of color.
  3. Analogous, triad harmonies, limited palettes, and complimentary pairings.
  4. Advanced color mixing techniques.
  5. Third project assigned
  6. Second project, second project’s artist’s statement is due and critiqued
  7. Open studio

Week Six

  1. Lectures on color continued
  2. Open studio
  3. Quiz 2

Week Seven

  1. Impasto and other actual textures
  2. Implied textures (metal, glass, reflective water and other surfaces, drapery and fabrics).
  3. Scumbling and glazing.
  4. Third project and artist’s statement due and critiqued
  5. Fourth project assigned. (Still life with glass)
  6. Open studio

Week Eight  

  1. Full palette
  2. Quiz 3
  3. Fourth project and artist’s statement due and critiqued
  4. Fifth project assigned
  5. Open studio

Week Nine

  1. Portraiture.
  2. Proportions.
  3. Mixing flesh tones.
  4. Fifth project and artist’s statement due and critiqued
  5. Sixth project assigned.
  6. Open studio

Week Ten

  1. Portraiture continued.
  2. Midterm critiques
  3. If we have time open studio

Week Eleven

  1. “Emulate a master”
  2.  Sixth project and artist’s statement due and critiqued
  3.  Introduction of seventh project
  4. Open studio

Week Twelve

  1. “Emulate a Master” continued
  2. Proposal and sketches for final project due
  3. Open studio

 

Week Thirteen  

  1.  Seventh project, artist’s statement due and critiqued
  2. Final project continued
  3. Open studio

Week Fourteen

  1. Wrapping up loose ends
  2. Open studio

Week Fifteen

  1. Matting and framing
  2. Open studio

Week Sixteen

  1. Final critique (primarily of the final project)
  2. Final project’s artist’s statement due

Week Seventeenth

  1. Final critique
  2. Final exam


TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

There is no textbook
MATERIALS:
Paints “Basic 8” either oils or acrylics.
* Required
*Titanium White
*Ivory Black
*Cadmium Yellow Medium
*Cadmium Red Light
*Ultramarine Blue (French)
*Prussian Blue
*Viridan
*Burnt Umber
Expanded (optional)
*Phthalocyanine Blue
*Cobalt Blue
*Alizarin Crimson
*Yellow Ochre (light)
*Cadium Lemon Yellow
*Burnt Sienna
*Vermilion
*Zinc White
Any other colors you may have or would like to try. Student grade paints are fine.
Mediums
Required for Oils
Linseed oil
Turpentine or mineral spirits
(No Kerosene)
Optional mediums for oils
Poppy oil
Alkyd
Glaze medium
Bees wax medium
Mediums for acrylics all optional
Matt medium
Gloss medium
Gel medium
Texture paste
Retarding medium
Flow improver
Acrylic varnishes 
Brushes
You should have 4-5
 #4, #6, #8, #10. Flat, filbert, or bright. Try a variety.
You should also have a fan brush and a1.5” or 2” brush (Medium priced)
Pre stretched Canvas
One 8”x10” canvas board, three 16” x 20” canvas boards, and one 16” x 20” This will get us started. It is fine to buy pre-primed and stretched canvases. As the semester progresses, we will discuss other surfaces in class and canvas stretching will be demonstrated in the first week of class.
Watercolor paper 11x17 or bigger
Trowel palette knife (please buy metal)
Palette
Containers with lids (at least two)
Rags or paper towels
Sketchbook 8.5” x 11” or bigger
Graphite pencils (HB, 2B, 4B)
Soft charcoal sticks
Kneaded eraser
Rubber cement or watercolor masking
Tackle box or something to cart your supplies around
Please wear old clothes or an apron to class or have a smock handy.
Additional supplies will be needed. I understand that art supplies are expensive. I will do my best to keep costs at a minimum



EVALUATION:

3-Quizzes   15 points each    45 points total
7-Artist’s statements  10 points each   70 points total
7-projects  100 points each     700 points total
7-class critiques 5 points each    35 points total
1-Midterm critique  worth 50 points   50 points total
1-sketchbook   worth 20 points      20 points total
1-Final critique   worth 50 points    50 points total
1-Final exam    worth 30 points     30 points total
1000 points total
 
GRADING SCALE:
A= 90-100
Student performs at a superior level across all elements of the course experience and expectations.
B=80-89
Student performs at an above average level of competency across all elements of the course experience and expectations.
C=70-79
Student performs at an average competency across all elements of the course experience and expectations.
D=60-69
Student performs at a below average competency across all elements of the course experience and expectations.
F= Ouch
Critiques
 Critiques provide students the opportunity to develop a painting vocabulary and to look critically at their own work and the work of others.  

  • Don’t miss critiques!
  • Remember that it is your work being critiqued, not you.
  • Come prepared and ready to participate.
  • Be respectful and honest with everyone in class.

 VISUAL FINE ARTS GRADING RUBRIC:
 “A”-Exceeding
Work is to be of high quality and the student will demonstrate an excellent understanding of this art form at a high level.
-Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and elements used in the art form.
-Demonstrate sensitivity to the medium chosen
-Demonstrate creativity with the medium chosen
-Demonstrate a high quality of craftsmanship
-Presented in a professional manner
-Demonstrate exemplary knowledge of a variety of techniques to be applied to the art form
-Demonstrate new insights and working methods applied to the art form
-Demonstrate historical knowledge in a variety of mediums
-Demonstrate an exemplary ability to analyze the art form
-Demonstrate and exemplary ability to interpret the art form
“B” Meeting
 Work is to be of medium quality and the student will demonstrate a proficient understanding of this art form at a good level.
-Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and elements used in the art form.
-Demonstrate sensitivity to the medium chosen
-Demonstrate creativity with the medium chosen
-Demonstrate a medium quality of craftsmanship
-Presented in a somewhat professional manner
-Demonstrate proficient knowledge of a variety of techniques to be applied to the art form
-Indicate knowledge of some new insights and working methods applied to the art form
-Demonstrate some historical knowledge in a variety of mediums
-Demonstrate proficient ability to analyze the art form
-Demonstrate good ability to interpret the art form
“C” Approaching
Work is of a developing quality and the student will demonstrate a developing understanding of this art form at a beginning level.
-Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and elements used in the art form.
-Demonstrate some sensitivity to the medium chosen
-Demonstrate some creativity with the medium chosen
-Demonstrate a developing quality of craftsmanship
-Presented in an acceptable manner
-Demonstrate developing knowledge of a variety of techniques to be applied to the art form
-Indicate knowledge of some insights and working methods applied to the art form
-Demonstrate some historical knowledge in a variety of mediums
-Demonstrate developing ability to analyze the art form
-Demonstrate beginning ability to interpret the art form
“D” Not Meeting
Work is of a sub-standard quality and demonstrates a deficiency understanding of this art form at an insufficient level.
-Demonstrate occasionally an understanding of the principles and elements used in the art form.
-Demonstrate some sensitivity to the medium chosen with difficulty
-Demonstrate some creativity with the medium chosen with difficulty
-Demonstrate a sub-standard quality of craftsmanship
-Presented in an unprofessional manner
-Demonstrate deficient knowledge of a variety of techniques to be applied to the art form
- Does not demonstrate a knowledge of insights and working methods applied to the art form
-Demonstrate insufficient historical knowledge in a variety of mediums
-Demonstrate deficiencies in their ability to analyze the art form
-Demonstrate deficiencies in their ability to interpret the art form
“F” Failing
-The student does not meet any of the criteria, portfolio, performance, craftsmanship, interpretation, or analysis.
Classroom Policy:

  1.  Break times are scheduled by the instructor at appropriate intervals.
  2.  No private software is to be loaded onto the school’s computers.
  3.  No software games are allowed in lab (unless in course curriculum).
  4.  Headphones are required if listening to music during studio time. No headphones are allowed during a lecture.
  5.  All cell phones are to be off and out of sight.
  6.  Keep all casual conversations during studio time to a whisper.

 Attendance:
Students are expected to attend all classes. If a student misses class for any reason, he or she is responsible for making up the work missed in class. After three absences the instructor may withdraw a student from class. Absences do lower the grade.
No early outs or late arrivals. Please, when you arrive please do so through the classroom door and not the emergency exit. At this time you may leave through the emergency exit just not enter there. You are allowed 3 excused absences during the semester. After that your grade will suffer.
 Attendance and Withdrawal Policy:
Failure to complete assignments, especially projects, may result in you being dropped from the course. Please keep up with the course topical outline. DACC's withdrawal policy, as well as our policies on issues such as plagiarism, may be found in your Student Handbook. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. I have and most likely will drop you from the class if discovered. This of course all depends on the severity of the offence. If you miss three class periods, you may be dropped from the course. If you are having difficulty finishing an assignment, email. Let me know when things happen. Do not wait until midnight the night before an assignment is due to complete your work. Give yourself a cushion in case something goes wrong.
 Student Conduct Code:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Conduct Code and the Academic Integrity Policy, as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall.
Disabilities: Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Student Support Services Center at 217.443.8862 (TTY 217.443.8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with me privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course after you have met with Student Support Services. I cannot grant accommodations on my own.


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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2015

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