Introduction to Painting: Thematic Development
This course teaches students the basics of the art of painting. Students will develop an understanding of the basic elements of painting such as shape, space and composition as well as how to create a full color palette in this introductory level course. There is also a focus on the material qualities of paint including mixing and application to surfaces. Students are encouraged to use self-expression as they learn basic techniques. Classes include hands-on demonstrations, the use of still life, as well as photographs. Students will create several original works of art and compile a portfolio of their artwork. A few supplies are needed and available for purchase at the bookstore. No experience necessary.