Art and Design

ART 211

Watercolor Painting 1 (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

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). Students record the many effects of light on various types of surfaces suitable for WC / WBM. In addition, students learn to layer color according to value.


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

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

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2016; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/29/2016

 211147103Watercolor Painting 1 3Sarris C$37.005/20/0Open
M 01:00PM-03:54PMF370

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