ARTS 2366

Water Color I

ARTS 2366

Updated December 07, 2010

  • State Approval Code: 5007085326
  • Semester Credit Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours per Week: 3
  • Lab Hours per Week: 3
  • Contact Hours per Semester: 96

Catalog Description

Problems and instruction in the use of water color, tempera, and gouache are included in this course. 3-3-3

Course Curriculum

Basic Intellectual Compentencies in the Core Curriculum

  • Listening
  • Critical thinking

Perspectives in the Core Curriculum

  • Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments.
  • Use logical reasoning in problem solving.

Core Components and Related Exemplary Educational Objectives

Communication (composition, speech, modern language)

  • To understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose and to select appropriate communications choices.

Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts

  • To demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • To understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  • To respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • To engage in the creative process or interpretive performance and comprehend the physical and intellectual demands required of the author or visual or performing artist.
  • To articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • To develop an appreciation for the aesthetic principles that guide or govern the humanities and arts.
  • To demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy, and/or the arts on intercultural experiences.

Instructional Goals and Purposes

Panola College's instructional goals include 1) creating an academic atmosphere in which students may develop their intellects and skills and 2) providing courses so students may receive a certificate/an associate degree or transfer to a senior institution that offers baccalaureate degrees.

General Course Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of watercolor materials.
  2. Demonstrate basic watercolor techniques and vocabulary.
  3. Arrange and develop a watercolor composition.
  4. To demonstrate an aesthetic judgment.
  5. To critique a work in a group setting.
  6. To exhibit work in an exhibition setting.

Specific Course Objectives

  1. Students will apply knowledge of watercolor materials-paper, brushes, and other tools.
  2. Students will demonstrate basic wash techniques-flat and graded.
  3. Students will create different values in the watercolor scale.
  4. Students will use the Visual Elements and Principles of Design to create a strong composition.
  5. Students will demonstrate a wet-in-wet technique.
  6. Students  will apply watercolor vocabulary.
  7. Students will experience painting landscape, still life, and figure compositions.
  8. Students will show an aesthetic judgment in their work.
  9. Students will create special effects such as dry-brush, salting, scraping, scratching, spattering, and masking.
  10. Students will participate in a Group Critique.
  11. Students will exhibit their work in an exhibition at the end of the semester.

Methods of Instruction/Course Format/Delivery

  1. Students will stretch paper correctly on the painting board.
  2. Students will create a flat and a graded wash.
  3. Students will demonstrate a wet-in-wet technique in a painting.
  4. Students will create a value scale in watercolor.
  5. Students will create a landscape.
  6. Students will create a building.
  7. Students will create a still-life.
  8. Students will create an abstract.
  9. Students will create a work of their choice.
  10. Students will take a Vocabulary Quiz.
  11. Students will use the dry-brush, salting, scraping, scratching, spattering, and masking techniques.
  12. Students will use Visual Elements and Principles of Design to create a strong composition.
  13. Students will participate in a Group Critique.
  14. Students will exhibit their work.

Assessment

Students will assess on the following assignments:

Flat and Graded Wash, Wet-in Wet technique, Landscape painting, Building painting, Still-life, Abstract painting.

Students will be evaluated on the use of watercolor techniques in their work.

Students will take a Vocabulary Quiz.

Students will be evaluated on their individual progress in the areas of creativity, technique, and completed assignments.

Students will not be compared to others with previous experience.

Students will participate in a Group Critique and show their work in an exhibit.

Vocabulary Quiz:  10%

Completed Projects: 75%

Group Critique and Art Exhibit:   15%

Text, Required Readings, Materials, and Supplies

No Text, Supply list will be given at first class meeting.

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