ARTS-161 : Painting I

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ARTS-161 Painting I

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 4 studio hours

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

Basic elements of oil or acrylic painting, designed for acquisition of skill and technique in the medium. Experiences in realism, abstraction, and nonobjectivity.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Art (Concentration: Art and Design)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students will achieve the following course objectives:

  1. Personal Aesthetic: Student will demonstrate the ability to construct a unified work by employing color, value, and composition that are indicative of the beginnings of a creative personal aesthetic.

  2. Revision: Student will participate in group critiques to analyze the formal elements of a painting and to formulate objective criticism. Student will evaluate objective criticism directed at his/her own work to revise and refine its formal qualities.

  3. Composition: Student will demonstrate competence in composition as evidenced by balance or expressive choices in the use of positive and negative space, patterns, rhythm and/or visual paths through the arrangement of all elements on the canvas.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a progressive understanding of the various elements and basic interrelated processes of creation, interpretation, and execution within their discipline

  2. Integrate personal observation and objective criticism in the evolution of their artistic work.

  3. Apply increasingly sophisticated design principles to various media and visual forms.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

The general education outcome is assessed by participation in lectures, class discussions  and group critiques. An analytic rubric is used to assess knowledge and skills as evidenced by the integration of various elements of painting to achieve a unified whole, while expressing a particular vantage point or personal creative aesthetic.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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