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Painting II

I.     Course Prefix/Number: ART 232

       Course Name: Painting II

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 6 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

ART 132 or consent of instructor or chairperson

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course is a continuation of ART 132, focusing on personal approach. No media restrictions. Studio work outside of regular class time required.

IV.   Learning Objectives

A.    Student will compose, design and paint a “series” of four (minimum) concept and subject related original art works.
        1.    Realistic
        2.    Impressionistic or painterly
        3.    Semi-abstract
        4.    Abstract
B.    Student will investigate a variety of size/scale change from miniature to large 3’ x 4’ easel paintings.
C.    Student will explore and implement the use of an expanded palette of artist’s colors available in paint.
D.    Student will discuss and evaluate his/her theme series of paintings, as well as others through class critique.

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

A.    Review of paint handling and color theory.
B.    Extended use of palette for expression.
C.    Extending the size and scope of the canvas.

VII.  Methods of Instruction

A.    Demonstrations
B.    Studio Work (some outside work)
C.    Slides Shown (current area artist's and historical painting)
D.    Discussions (critiques held throughout)

Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

A.    Attendance - Missing 3 classes will lower course grade by one letter; missing parts of classes will affect evaluation.
B.    A minimum of six (6) paintings are to be completed.
         1.    Two (2) works in different “painterly” approaches that explore the physical attributes of paint and mark making.
         2.    One (1) direct painting from live model.
         3.    Two (2) abstract paintings. One (1) of mild abstraction from a representation visual source, the second (2nd) from this same source taken to pure abstraction.
         4.    One (1) large scale, minimum 4 feet in one dimension of student’s choice.
C.    Paintings and projects must be handed in on time.
D.    Work outside of class time (minimum of 3 hours per week).

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

See "Painting Materials List" from instructor’s handout

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Grades will be based on:

A.    How well each painting/project fulfills the following:

Technique
Using range of media, strength of media

Concept
Originality, creativity, personal reason for making the work

Form
Aesthetic concerns - interrelationship of concept - shape -line - value; color - compositions - technique

B.    Attendance is mandated by instructor
C.    Participation in critiques
D.    Hand in assignments on due date
E.    Final grade for paintings will be based on an average of each individually graded and critiqued painting.

XI.   Other Course Information

Make-up exams, incomplete grades, late assignments are at the discretion of the instructor.

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.