Course Outline and Schedule:
As a student enrolled in this course, you will explore the basic Elements and Principles of Art, and relate them
to the two and three dimensional aspects of PAINTING.
We focus on the basic tools of artmaking when sketching our ideas:
Elements: line, shape, form, texture, value, color, & space
Principles: balance, unity, rhythm, emphasis, variety, proportion
You will be encouraged to express yourself in your painting through the use of different techniques and media.
You will be taught how to use a variety of different paint media, tools and approaches to painting.
I hope you enjoy painting as much as we do!
*This course may be repeated for another semester of credit.
Cave paintings are unbelievable renderings by early man!
Cave art is significant because it was what people in prehistoric times did in order to record history and culture.
Watercolor painting is the process of painting with pigments that are mixed with water. ... A watercolorist uses watercolor painting techniques like washes, working wet in wet and wet on dry, lifting out and masking out for highlights, and dozens of other techniques to achieve textural effects.
Students will find a PHOTO of a landscape that they find beautiful, and would like to recreate.
Students will explore tactics of watercolor painting by building up layers and color intensities, and/or blocking out areas at a time.
-Students will start their acrylic painting process by choosing a base color and learning to mix black/white to create VALUE.
-Students will paint a Still Life using a value scale from one base color.
Students will write/find a JOKE they they think is hilarious...and want to paint!
Students will look to artist Michael Gaughan for stylistic inspiration and joke telling thru imagery!