Art and Design

ART 211

Watercolor Painting 1

Course Description

This course introduces the student to fundamental theories related to techniques and processes utilized in Watercolor and Water-Based Media (W/C / WBM).


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • ART 105 recommended or consent of instructor.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Investigate works of art which encourage positive behavior.
  • Explain the ways in which the visual arts, WC / WBM in particular, can function within society.
  • Compare WC / WBM to other art forms.
  • Explain a WC / WBM piece which layers color and value to create form and atmospheric perspective.
  • Create a WC / WBM which utilizes a variety of experimental methods and materials.
  • Create a WC / WBM painting from direct observation that records the effect of light on natural surfaces.
  • Utilize the unique qualities of WC / WBM to express and / or evoke an emotional response.
  • Research different methods of painting with WC / WBM from established Art History sources.
  • Develop proficiency in the basic technical requirements of painting using WC / WBM.
  • Construct a WC / WBM painting by employing the white of the paper as the lightest value and moving progressively to the darker values.
  • Construct a painting starting with soft edges and general shapes moving toward detail refinement at the later stage of the painting.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

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