ART 221: Watercolor Painting I

Class Program
Humanities Performance/Skill
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 44 Lab Hours 22

The study of water color painting from still life and nature with an introduction to the materials and techniques of watercolor painting.

Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of color theory
  2. Apply basic principles of elements of design in painting
  3. Demonstrate basic techniques of water color
    1. Brush movement
    2. Wash technique wet on wet color application
    3. Experimentation with water color textures
    4. Space and depth
Course Content Outline
  1. Preparation for painting
    1. Exercise in color structuring
    2. Brush movement
    3. Wash technique
    4. Experimentation with water color textures
    5. Test your imagination
  2. Develop two to four sketches in light and dark values
  3. Still lifes
    1. Fruit - vegetation
    2. Plants
  4. Landscapes
    1. Basic elements of landscapes
    2. Layout of composition
    3. Painting outdoors
    4. Mood in a landscape
    5. The sky
    6. Water
Department Guidelines

Final portfolios/projects should reflect the accumulation of learned skills in techniques, materials, and in developing their own styles.

PO5 should be assessed: Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.