Academic Catalog

ART 19D: ACRYLIC 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 a various subject matter using color theory with acrylic paint.
  • A successful student will be able to paint various subject matter and styles using various acrylic painting applications.

Description

The theory and practice of acrylic painting and continuation of ART 19B. Building on fundamental, acrylic 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 acrylic media to create a series of thematic paintings
F. Examine and describe historical and contemporary developments, trends, materials, and approaches in acrylic 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 acrylic 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 acrylic water media

Lab Content

A. Exploration of personal approaches to acrylic or mix media painting materials and paint application.
B. Organization and application of a personal approach to composition.
C. Safety rules and procedures related to the handling of painting materials.
D. Evaluation and application of more intermediate and expressive uses of color theory.
E. Painting complex models and expressive subject matter, such as still life, the figure or space.
F. Written essay discussing contemporary subject matter, topics and trends in painting.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Easels, stools, and storage space for each student. Still life storage area, room darkening drapes, portable lighting equipment.
B. When taught via Foothill Global Access using Etudes, 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 verbal critiques
C. Written essays
D. Written participation in lectures of historical and contemporary painting
E. Painting revisions

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture presentation using the language of acrylic painting.
B. Discussion using the language of contemporary and historical acrylic paintings.
C. Demonstration of using mix media and acrylic paint, acrylic mediums, brushes, supports, techniques and methods.
D. Critique and group presentation of intermediate mix media, oil, acrylic or watercolor 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.

Godrey, Tony. Painting Today. Phaidon Press, 2009.

Robertson, Jean, and Craig McDaniel. Painting as a Language: Material, Technique, Form, and Content. 1st ed. Wadsworth Publishing, 1999.



These textbooks still remain seminal texts in this area of study.

 

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

Copy of a master or contemporary acrylic or mix media painting. Research the artwork, the artist, the style, subject matter, content and context. Write an essay or paper describing the artwork. Write a self critique describing the process of making an artist copy or study.

 

Discipline(s)

Art