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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 0
Hours: 24 laboratory per quarter (24 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Participating students will show evidence of increased creative exploration and capacity for self-expression through drawing and painting.
  • Participating students will show evidence of the acquisition and/or improvement of skills and techniques specific to drawing and painting.


Intended for the disabled student to improve expressive capability, manipulatory skills and eye-hand coordination, increase self-esteem and increase social interaction through the use of painting, drawing and sketching materials, tools, and techniques to create two-dimensional art in a group setting.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. improve expressive capability by creating two dimensional art.
B. improve manipulatory skills and eye-hand coordination through art projects.
C. increase self-esteem by successfully completing art projects.
D. increase social interaction by discussing projects and working with groups.

Course Content

This class may include all or part of these areas:
A. Modes of self expression
1. Painting
2. Drawing
3. Sketching
B. Projects to enhance eye-hand coordination
C. Projects to strengthen small hand muscles
D. Personal projects
E. Discussion

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Accessible classroom with work tables, chairs and sink.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Progress on Student Educational Contract
B. Instructor observation of ability to reflect on course material
C. Participation
D. Completion of class projects

Method(s) of Instruction


Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Basting, A., and M. Towey. The Penelope Project: An arts based odyssey to change elder care. 1st ed. University of Iowa, May 2016.

Cohen, J., and M. Wannamekr. Expressive Arts for the Very Disabled And Handicapped: For all ages. Charles C. Thomas Pub. Ltd., Oct 1996. (This is a seminal text for art for people with disabilities.)


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

Not applicable.



Specialized Instruction (Disabled Students Programs and Services)-Vocational: Noncredit