VAFA271 Painting II

Department of The Arts: Painting

I. Course Number and Title
VAFA271 Painting II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
VAFA171 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
In addition to class studio time, students work five (5) hours outside of class each week.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is a continuation of Introduction to Painting. Students work from the traditional subject matter with the emphasis upon development of individual concepts and imaginative statements. Students also develop aesthetic values and quantitative judgment in terms of creative painting and critical appraisal of any art work.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an understanding in skills of representation and personal viewpoint;
    2. create paintings that are a continuation of representational and/or abstract interpretations;
    3. design solutions to a range of painting problems; and
    4. analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. continue study in the areas of
      1. still life
      2. landscape
      3. figure
      4. personal interpretation, which is abstract in nature
    2. develop more experience with color concepts
    3. work with traditional grounds
    4. emphasize craftsmanship within the technique of various materials
    5. work to develop drawing skills as it applies to a strong foundation for representational painting
    6. develop skills of relationships
      1. from simple to complex individual objects
      2. the relationship of objects to each other
      3. the relationship of objects to negative space
    7. demonstrate the application of 1- and 2-point linear perspective in order to locate objects in space when appropriate
    8. use the line to describe form and volume in space
    9. identify and record textural differences in objects
    10. analyze the relationship between light and the perception of form
    11. demonstrate the use atmospheric perspective as it applies to landscapes
    12. define value and tone
    13. continue to explore ideas about abstraction
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    1. Course learning goals are assessed via group critiques of all projects based on the successful design, execution, and completion of assigned projects.
    2. At least two individual critiques with the instructor are held each semester, to assess projects using the above criteria and to review students' overall progress.
    3. Students' portfolios are assessed on overall aesthetic quality and progress.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Students use source material from the library and look at work by various artists who have created similar subject matter. Reference books on painting techniques and color theory are recommended. When possible, museum and gallery trips are encouraged in order for students to see traditional masterworks and also contemporary painting. See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 12/04; Revised 6/09; Revised 4/2012; New Core 8/2015