ART 230: Painting/Drawing Workshop

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

A workshop class designed to allow experimentation with 2D media such as pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, acrylic paint.


None but studio class such as drawing or painting recommended

Course Outcomes

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

  1. Apply the elements and principles of design to a project.
  2. Develop compositional skills to enhance the idea of the project.
  3. Experiment with media in new ways to enhance the project.
  4. Effectively utilize contrast through dark/light and/or color.
  5. Prepare finished work for display.
Course Content Outline
  1. Intro to materials
  2. Preplanning to successful project completion through idea development and sketches.
  3. Projects will address various methods and ideas such as:
    1. composition through observation of still life objects
    2. nonrepresentational compositions emphasizing mood through value and/or color contrast
    3. conceptual projects emphasizing a message or idea
    4. pushing the limits of a chosen media through expression
Department Guidelines

Projects will be assessed from preplanning stages to completion. About 1 project per 4 class periods.
1. Proposal 10% 2. Sketches 30% 3. Finished project 50% 4. Continuity and effort 10%

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