VRTS120C: Name Introduction to Oil Painting

Visual Arts
Credits 4 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 4 Lecture Hours 2
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Introduces the basic techniques of oil painting, concentrating on the principles of color and light. Using a variety of subject matter, students will explore the problems of pictorial composition, color theory, oil-related mediums, and techniques.

  • Understand basic tools and traditional methods of oil painting.
  • Synthesize drawing and composition through preliminary studies to the finished paintings.
  • Translate light and interpret value and color through observation and practiced applications.
  • Use traditional preparatory and under-painting methods, as well as layered and direct painting.
  • Understand the tradition of painting and its genres with respect to still life, portrait, and landscape
  • Critique artwork using formal analysis and historical perspectives.