2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IFINE 1210 Introduction to Painting

This course introduces students to direct and indirect painting processes from observation and through source materials. Color theory will be explored as related to the mediums of oil and acrylic painting dealing with hue, value intensity, and temperature in response to a particular set of relationships. Volume, space,and light will be of emphasis from direct observational exercises.  There will be a continual emphasis on how drawing issues such as gesture, plane analysis, diagrammatic and structural line are important to the painting process. We will also be looking at paintings,past and present, in order to understand historically how these issues were applied.