This course is an introduction to the artistic medium of painting. Using skills previously taught in Drawing, students will explore various skills in paint to strengthen their skills in color mixing and observational painting. Through still-life and portraiture, students will work and gain greater experience with color, observation, and mixed media in order to further explore their own sense of style and artistic voice. Students will be able to make informed and deliberate decisions about media, technique and composition. Students will leave this course with a strong foundation in critical observational painting skills.
- Establish a strong foundation in painting.
- Develop a variety of strategies for the creative/expressive process.
- Strengthen and further refine observational skills from Drawing & Painting I.
Enduring Understandings for Semester:
- Perceptual painting/drawing involves translating the visual world into shape, value, and color, mediated by the artists individual experience of reality.
- Artists’ foundational skills provide the groundwork for future expression and individual voice.
- Artists utilize the process of skill development to learn to self evaluate and improve their skills.
- Artists employ experimentation and process to develop a range of methods for creative expressive and personal artwork.
- Artists create portraits to convey the power and identity of an individual.
- Artists create work that dialogues with and challenges tradition.
Essential Questions for Semester:
- How can observational work be used for expressive purposes?
- Where does creativity come from?
- How do artists develop the processes that enable individual creative expression?
- How can we communicate identity and power through portraiture?