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Course Descriptions

ART 120 - Painting I

3 Credits

This course provides a foundational experience with painting. Exploration of the methods, materials, and concepts of acrylic painting will be carried out in a studio setting. Through specifically assigned problems, the beginning painting 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 required. Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials for this course.

Prerequisite: ART 104 or permission of instructor.

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Arts

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-A - The Arts (SART)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply the elements of design using the medium of acrylic paint.
2. Prove the ability to organize the two-dimensional picture plane of the canvas using the principles of design.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of basic color theory.
4. Display time management skills in working within project deadlines.
5. Exhibit competence in the use of a variety of acrylic painting techniques.
6. Demonstrate the ability to accurately translate observed, three-dimensional objects onto the two-dimensional picture plane.

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Fall Semester 2023