Landscape Painting
  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: Spring/Summer 2019
Prerequisites: ARTS70007
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: 20190506_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: N/A

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This course is designed for students of all levels wishing to develop and further their painting skills and personal expression in the art of landscape painting. Areas covered include: methods and usage of water-based oil and acrylic or water-colour; varied approaches and limited palettes; understanding the effects of outdoor lighting; and the elements of design and composition. Please bring basic painting supplies if you have them. A materials list will be distributed at the first class.

Program Context

Fine Arts Program Coordinator(s): N/A

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. N/A

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Field work - 5 landscape studies (7% each)35.0%
 Studio work - 3 studio sessions (5% each)15.0%
 Attendance and Participation10.0%
 Multiple choice Test10.0%
 Homework - Value Scale10.0%
 Value and Colour study10.0%
 Term Project - Personal Direction Essay10.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Students will be evaluated on their grasp of the medium and comprehension of the subject matter by means of self-evaluation (formative and summative). Marks will be allotted for participation and consistent attendance. Full participation and attendance is recommended for this course. Students who miss a class are responsible for any information discussed, assigned or distributed in that class period.

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


Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

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
OptionalOtherMATERIALS FOR DRAWING - Soft Pencil (2B or softer) or Charcoal Stick - Kneaded Eraser - Small sketchbook BRUSHES 1. - Hog Hair Brushes, Flat or Filbert #4, #6, #8, #12 - Sable Brush, Round #4 (for larger, handier assortment, buy 2 of each) COLOURS Limited palette - Titanium White - Burnt Umber - Alizerin Crimson - Ultramarine Blue - Cadmium Yellow (these colours include the primary colours, a white and a dark brown. Each of the primaries can be substituted, especially if you already have your own colours, for another colour. For instance, Prussian Blue or Cobalt Blue can be substituted for Ultramarine). Warm and Cool Palette - the previous colours plus... - Cadmium Red Light - Cerulean Blue - Yellow Ochre (this palette includes a warm tone and a cool tone of each colour for more versatility: e.g. Cad Red is warm, Alizerin Crimson is cool). Other Important Colours - - Burnt Sienna - Ivory Black - Viridian Green or Chromium Oxide Green PAINTING SURFACES - treated paper or cardboard (gessoed) - canvas board - gessoed masonite board - wood (shellac) - stretched canvas on wooden support (gessoed) OTHER MATERIALS - Odourless Mineral Spirits (or Turpentine) - Medium (Liquin) - Palette (disposable) - Palette Knife - Jars - Paper Towel or Rags

Applicable student group(s): Continuing and Professional Studies students
Course Details:

Weather permitting, during our Spring / Summer offering, we will work outdoors every day or as often as possible.

Module 1 - Introduction 

  • Handout and discussion of course outline, material list and term project assignment.
  • Discussion and demonstration of the elements of painting - shape, form, value, hue, intensity, warm and cool
  • (Indoor / Outdoor) Landscape painting with personal attention

Module 2 - Palettes

  • Introduction of limited palette, colour mixing
  • (Indoor / Outdoor) Landscape Painting
  • Homework assignment:  Value Scale

Module 3 - Composition

  • Studio session - problem solving, adjusting colour, compositional problems, editing and revising
  • (Indoor / Outdoor) Landscape Painting
  • Homework assignment:  Value or Colour Study of Favourite Artist

Module 4 - Personal Painting

  • (Indoor / Outdoor) Landscape Painting
  • Multiple Choice Test

Module 5 - Finishing Your Painting

  • Studio session - problem solving, finishing a painting
  • Handing in of homework and term assignments
  • (Indoor / Outdoor) Landscape Painting
  • Individual evaluation of work and assignments


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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.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

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