ART 231: Oil Painting I

Class Program
Degree Code
Humanities Performance/Skill
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 44 Lab Hours 22
Introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Painting from still life and nature using creative compositions.
Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of color mixing.
  2. Apply basic elements of design principles to oil painting.
  3. Demonstrate basic techniques of oil medium such as
    1. Brush work
    2. Painting with knife and brush
    3. Dry brush technique
    4. Texture
Course Content Outline
  1. Preparation for painting
    1. Stretching a canvas
    2. Priming a canvas with gesso
    3. Develop sketches and compositions for paintings
  2. Work from still life
  3. Work from photo
  4. Participate in peer review of paintings
Department Guidelines
PO5 should be assessed: Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.