VA 121. Painting I: Introduction
This course offers an introductory experience, both theoretical and pragmatic, into the nature and varied purposes of painting. Mediums explored will include acrylic on canvas and watercolor and mixed-media on paper. The emphasis will be on discovering the properties and expressive components of composition, value, color and content. The formal elements of art as visual language will be approached through objective and non-objective means. Preparatory and conceptual studies in drawing media will be included. There is an additional course fee, commensurate with the materials provided for student production.