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Zhi Lin
ART 292
Seattle Campus

Beginning Painting

Beginning oil painting. Prerequisite: ART 290.

Class description

The Painting course is intended to prepare students to use a particular medium for a variety of future purposes involving image making. There is both a technical and conceptual component to the course; that is, the student is not only expected to become familiar with the materials but also skilled in their use for creating paintings.

Student learning goals

Knowledge of materials used in oil painting.

Use several different techniques in making a painting.

Ability to use color in several different ways Ė from monochromatic to full color palettes.

Compose pictorial elements according to observation.

Provide evidence by finished paintings of their ability to use oil paints at a certain level of competency.

General method of instruction

Classroom sessions will be devoted to the instructorís demonstrations, slide lectures, studentsí in-class drawing from life, master-study, and class and individual critiques and discussions of both in-class work and homework assignments.

Recommended preparation

Prerequisite: ART 290

Class assignments and grading

The main focus of the in-class and homework assignments is to learn visual language through observational study from nature and the great artwork in the history of art.

Grades will be given based on the quality of the studentís works (in-class and homework) and participation in the class. Grading considerations include: 1.) Completing the requirements, demonstrating control of the media to achieve creative results in terms of content and conceptual growth. 2.) Using class time to the studentís best advantage to complete work. 3.) Offering constructive criticism of others' work during class critiques. 4.) Meeting deadlines.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Margaret E. Zabielski
Date: 05/24/2011