ART 123: Introduction to Oil Painting

Credits 3
Studio Hours
Art 123 is an introduction to the materials and techniques of oil painting. Classical painting techniques will be emphasized. May be repeated up to 6 credits.
Course Outcomes
  • Execute paintings using traditional painting techniques.
  • Complete the technical process from preparation of the ground (canvas) to the completion of a painting.
  • Execute underpainting, grisaille and limited palette painting techniques.
  • Apply the visual elements of line, shape, light and shadow, color, texture and space as well as the design principles of balance, rhythm, focal points, implied movement and unity to a painting.
  • Discuss oil painting concepts and techniques.
  • Critique work based on oil painting concepts and techniques.