Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
The Arts: Fundamentals of Painting & Design
The focus of this course is to approach painting (pastel, watercolor, or acrylic) as individual expression, exploring personal style to enhance creativity and artistic expression. It explores fundamentals of painting and design, including subject matter, decision making, composition, color, and materials. The course discusses both realistic and abstract approaches through individual critique. Students may work from still life, photographs, or imagination in various media, such as charcoal, colored pencils, conte crayons, pastels, watercolor, and acrylic. The student is responsible for the choice and handling of subject matter, project, and interpretation after individual consultation with the instructor. No prior art training necessary.