Service Learning Courses in Art


ART 120 - Painting I | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College

ART 120 - Painting I

This course provides a foundation for a basic experience with painting. Exploration with the methods, materials and concepts of acrylic painting will be carried out in a studio setting. Through specifically assigned problems, the beginning student will develop a visual painting vocabulary. Color theory, pictorial composition, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills will all be emphasized. Participation in individual and group critiques of work produced during the course is expected. Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials for this course. Two class hours, four laboratory hours. (SUNY-A)

4 Credits

Prerequisite: ART 104 or permission of instructor.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

Service Project (ART 120-200/205):
Students will create and paint a wall mural for the ESOL and Foreign Languages department. Through this project, students will experience what it is like to work with a real client on a commissioned piece of art. Design sketches, proposal presentations and execution of design will all be a part of the service experience. (30 hours) S-10


ART 206 - Commercial Illustration II | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College

ART 206 - Commercial Illustration II

A continuation of ART 205 emphasizing advanced illustration techniques including those utilizing basic computer skills for completion of assignments. This course focuses on illustration assignments as they are commissioned by art directors of graphic studios, ad agencies, magazines, book and newspaper companies. Two class hours, four studio hours.

4 Credits

Prerequisites: ART 104, ART 109, ART 205 or permission of instructor.

Course Offered Spring only

Service Project (ART 206-100/105):
Students in this section will be involved the project Benches on Parade by designing, painting, presenting, and promoting a bench to be presented to Dr. Anne Kress. Students will paint the bench and then work with Collision shop to have the bench painted in primary coat and then clear coated. The project will be a part of the Benches on Parade through-out the summer months. (50 hours- Option) S-10

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