Academic Catalog

ART 19C: OIL PAINTING II

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 4
Hours: 3 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)
Advisory: This course is included in the Painting family of activity courses.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will be able to paint various subject matter and styles using various oil painting applications.
  • A successful student will be able to paint a various subject matter using color theory with oil paint.

Description

The theory and practice of intermediate oil painting. Building on fundamental oil painting skills to develop personalized style, complex subject matter, color theory and composition.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Apply intermediate color theory to express a personal point of view
B. Model complex still life, landscape, the figure or abstraction
C. Organize the canvas or panel using a personal approach to composition
D. Develop expressive content through manipulation of mark, color and stroke
E. Use oil media to create a series of thematic paintings
F. Examine and describe historical and contemporary developments, trends, materials, and approaches in oil painting

Course Content

A. Color theory and meaning
1. Monochromatic color that expresses mood or personal expression
2. Analogous color that expresses mood or personal expression
B. Model complex subject matter
1. Space
a. An exterior space or landscape
b. An interior space
2. The human figure
a. Self-portrait
b. A human image or human form
3. Still-life
a. A still-life that represents personal meaning
b. A surrealist still-life
4. Abstraction
C. Creative or personal approach to the organization of composition
1. Different size or shaped supports--square or rectangles
2. A series of thematic paintings that use the same subject matter or style
D. Develop expressive content through manipulation of mark, color and stroke
E. Use oil paint to create a series of thematic paintings
F. Examine and describe historical and contemporary developments, trends, materials
1. Mix Media
2. Mixing opaque and transparent oil water media

Lab Content

A. Exploration of physical properties of oil painting materials.
B. Organization and application of the basic formal elements and principles of design as they relate to painting.
C. Safety rules and procedures related to the handling of oil painting materials.
D. Evaluation and application of basic principles of color theory.
E. Lecture or demonstration of the construction and preparation of oil painting surfaces and papers.
F. Mixing oil paint on a palette.
G. Painting basic subject matters, such as still life or landscape space projects from observation.
H. Creative use of experimental media, such as resists, block-out and textural modifiers.
I. Practice in painting in direct response to the motif using both transparent and opaque paints.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Tables, stools, sink and storage space for each student. Still-life storage area, room darkening drapes, portable lighting equipment.
B. When taught via Foothill Global Access using Canvas, ongoing access to a computer with email address, software and hardware, and internet access.

Method(s) of Evaluation

Evaluation methods may include, but are not limited to:
A. Portfolio review: each painting will be evaluated for technical ability, craftsmanship and personal creative and conceptual approaches
B. Written or oral critiques
C. Written or participation in lectures or dialogues of historical and contemporary painting
D. Painting revisions

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture presentation using the language of oil painting.
B. Discussion using the language of oil painting.
C. Demonstration of using oil paint, brushes, supports, techniques and methods.
D. Critique and group presentation of oil painting projects followed by in-class discussion and evaluation.

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Gury, Al. Alla Prima: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Direct Painting. 1st ed. Watson-Guptill, 2009.



Although this text is older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, it remains a seminal text in this area of study.

 

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

A. Write an artist statement describing the personal series of paintings completed in this course

B. Take a field-trip to a local contemporary oil painting exhibition and write a gallery report

C. Read contemporary painting theory

 

Discipline(s)

Art