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2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
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ART 231 - Painting 1: Theory and Elements

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course introduces the student to painting as an art form. Students examine theories, techniques and processes utilized in abstract, conceptual and representational compositions of renowned artists.

Prerequisites: ART 120  or Consent of department
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: ART 128  

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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Course Competencies
  1. Explain how painting evokes a response from the viewer.
  2. Determine how the art of painting can function within society.
  3. Summarize the relationship and importance of painting to other art forms.
  4. Determine the process used in preparing colors with a limited palette.
  5. Investigate the various methods artists use to apply paint to a surface.
  6. Explain how artists create form using a limited palette.
  7. Explain why artists use value gradations.
  8. Assess the interaction of hard edges and soft edges in painting.
  9. Create original compositions using knowledge of color theory and paint application.

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