ART 232: Oil Painting II

Class Program
Degree Code
Humanities Performance/Skill
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 44 Lab Hours 22
Continuation of exploration in oil painting materials and techniques with an emphasis on developing content or message in the paintings.


ART 231 or instructor permission.
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. Include content or message in the paintings.
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 real objects or reference photos
  3. 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.