Fine Arts | Painting 1
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S230 Painting I
This is a general description based on an academic year semester.
It is intended as a guide. Your instructor will provide you with
specific course requirements.
Prerequisites: F100, F101, and F102, or permission of instructor.
Working in a studio workshop setting, students will be introduced to
basic painting techniques, variety of materials, and to ideas that
are fundamental to painting. Construction and preparation of
surfaces is covered as well as introduction to oil painting as a
substance, its plastic, chemical and visual properties. Color
mixing is demonstrated. Technical assistance continues throughout
the semester. Elements stressed are line, 2-dimension, value,
color, 3-dimension and surface. The student is made aware of the
function of each element and its importance compositionally. Each
student is encouraged to investigate their personal response to the
quality of each element and to use it intelligently and meaningfully
in an organized fashion.
The student is encouraged to investigate the medium and to develop
methods and habits which will eventually allow for a greater ease of
This is a studio workshop using still lifes, models, and landscapes.
A lab fee is charged. Visit http://www.indiana.edu/~blbursar for