Painting I

ARTS 2316

Updated December 07, 2010

  • State Approval Code: 5007085226
  • Semester Credit Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours per Week: 3
  • Lab Hours per Week: 3
  • Contact Hours per Semester: 96

Catalog Description

An introduction to the basic principles of mixing and application of opaque painting media on various painted surfaces.  Included are the studies of properties of the medium with various subject matters and various styles of paintings.  Six hours of studio work and three hours of assigned independent study per week.    3-3-3


ARTS 1311 and ARTS 1316 or permission of instructor

Course Curriculum

Basic Intellectual Compentencies in the Core Curriculum

  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Critical thinking

Perspectives in the Core Curriculum

  • Establish broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which he/she lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.
  • Stimulate a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.
  • Develop personal values for ethical behavior.
  • Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments.
  • Use logical reasoning in problem solving.
  • Integrate knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Core Components and Related Exemplary Educational Objectives

Communication (composition, speech, modern language)

  • To understand and demonstrate writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing, and presentation.
  • 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.       Application of traditional painting techniques.

2.       Application of the basic elements and principles of design in their work.

3.       Demonstrate knowledge of materials and tools used for oil paintings.

4.       Demonstrate strong composition in each of their paintings.

5.       Demonstrate a personal means of creative expression.

Specific Course Objectives

After studying the material presented in the text and online, the Learner should be able to complete all behavioral/learning objectives listed below with a minimum competency of 70%.


1.       Apply the Visual Elements and Principles of Design.

2.       Demonstration of different painting techniques.

3.       Apply terms associated with painting.

4.       Prepare canvases for painting.

5.       Compare different paints, mediums, etc., and their uses.

6.       Compare different types of brushes and their uses.

7.       To create a style of thinking which strengthens the fluidity, abundance, and embellishment of ideas that aid in the creative process.

General Description of Each Lecture or Discussion

Learners in all sections of Painting I will be required to do the following:

  1. Learners will prepare a canvas for painting.
  2. Learners will choose the best tools for their painting use.
  3. Learners will create a strong composition using the Visual Elements and Principles of Design.
  4. Learners will apply their knowledge of color mixing to their work.
  5. Learners will show creativity in their work.
  6. Learners will paint at least 5 paintings during the semester.
  7. Learners will participate in a group critique.
Learners will exhibit in the end of the semester Art Exhibit.

Methods of Instruction/Course Format/Delivery

This course is offered as a traditional class.  Instruction will be by lecture, power points, demonstration, group critique, and hands-on experience.


Learners will be assessed on the following assignments:   Landscapes, Still-life, Building, Palette Knife-Abstract, and Painter’s Choice.

 Learners will be evaluated on their individual progress in the areas of creativity, technique, and completed assignments.  Learners will not be compared to others with previous experience.

 Areas of evaluation:  Composition, Use of Visual Elements and Principles of Design, Creativity, and Quality of work.

75% Painting Assignments

10% Group Critique

15% Final Exhibition

Text, Required Readings, Materials, and Supplies

No Text.

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