Painting 1 (Fine Arts)
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 36.0
Credit Value: 2.5
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2019
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Fine Arts
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20190903_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: N/A

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students learn to paint using direct observation of various subjects; models, still life, and landscapes. Students research various artists of the past to inspire your own work and technique. Emphasis will be placed upon colour, use of paint, composition, personal expression, and experimentation. Focusing on the fundamentals, the first six weeks of the course include still-life painting and values, and the last six weeks include a model and an introduction to the full colour palette.

Program Context

Fine Arts Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is a compulsory course in the Fine Arts Certificate program.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to create original compositions based on direct observation and photographic sources of various subjects.
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Show paint handling techniques.
  2. Demonstrate elementary composition and design.
  3. Understand tonal pattern and form.
  4. Apply basic colour theory.
  5. Develop a painting in stages.
  6. Work with several different painting styles and techniques.
  7. Produce visual representational skills.
  8. Learn to mix colour appropriately.
  9. Understand the materials and techniques of acrylic painting.
  10. Solve problems in design.
  11. Evaluate artists from past to present, in the painting field.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Class Participation20.0%
 In-Class Work30.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
TEST AND ASSIGNMENT PROTOCOL The following protocol applies to every course offered by Continuing and Professional Studies. 1. Students are responsible for staying abreast of test dates and times, as well as due dates and any special instructions for submitting assignments and projects as supplied to the class by the instructor. 2. Students must write all tests at the specified date and time. Missed tests, in-class/online activities, assignments and presentations are awarded a mark of zero. The penalty for late submission of written assignments is a loss of 10% per day for up to five business days (excluding Sundays and statutory holidays), after which, a grade of zero is assigned. Business days include any day that the college is open for business, whether the student has scheduled classes that day or not. An extension or make-up opportunity may be approved by the instructor at his or her discretion.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication
  • Communication Visual

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar
Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Portfolio

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: In-Class
Professor: Multiple Professors
OptionalSuppliesMATERIALS LIST: - "Fredrix" canvas pad (16x20) - 2" painters brush - Assorted acrylic brushes (filbert style) - Round or filbert bristle brushes size #5 and up (will be discussed in class) - "Stay Wet" palette (9x12 minimum or a plastic oval palette) - Water cups (old yogurt containers will suffice) - Plastic or metal palette knife - Green painters tape - Paint colours required (Amsterdam Brand is recommended) - black, titanium white, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow light hue or lemon hue, cadmium red light hue, prussian blue, alizarin crimson or magenta

Applicable student group(s): Continuing Education Students
Course Details:

Module 1: Welcome and Introduction

  • Introduction to the course
  • Course outline review 
  • Introductory painting exercise
  • Still life monocrhome

Module 2: Black and White and Tonal Schemes

  • Value Scales - using black and white paint only 
  • Understanding largal tonal schemes

Module 3: Lighting

  • Composing and lighting for still life painting
  • Understanding light and dark division and form

Module 4: Introduction to Colour

  • Understanding the difference between light and pigment
  • Primary colours: three colour palette 
  • Low key and high key colour compositions 

Module 5: Warm and Cool Colours

  • Introduction to warm and cool colours 
  • Primary colours: three colour palette
  • Working with a model 

Module 6: Colour Mixing

  • Short poses with the model using a limited palette (introduction to the six colour palette)
  • Direct colour mixing with the model 
  • HOMEWORK: Full Colour 

Module 7: Full Colour Palette

  • Exploring the use of a full colour palette 

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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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