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  • 1. PAINTING 2PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGEPalm Beach Gardens- Eissey CampusProfessor Jacques de BeaufortCourse number: ART 2501CRoom: BB 00109Credit Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32Funding Category: Advanced Professional (Transfer)Prerequisites: ART 2500CGordon Rule: No.Required Text: None.FULL COURSE OUTLINE To Link directly to this course outline please click on the following:’S CONTACT INFORMATIONJacques de BeaufortOffice hours: By appointment, see schedule on AA 107Email: DEBEAUJ@palmbeachstate.eduPhone: 561-207-5374Fax: 561-207-500Class website: CONTACT INFORMATIONDr. Robert GingrasPalm Beach State College-Eissey Campus3160 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410ph: 561.207.5420 , fax: 561.207.5009email address: gingras@palmbeachstate.eduCOURSE DESCRIPTIONA intermediate college course in painting allows experimentation in acrylics and gouache. Projects are designed toprovide experience in mixing colors, selection and application to surfaces of various types. Exercises are assignedwhich expand the thinking of the student as relates to the possibilities of creativity through the paint media. Supplypurchase required. Studio fee required.COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES 1. Identify and apply a variety of painting techniques and media. 2. Demonstrate the preliminary, intermediate and final stages of the painting process as well as the use of value, texture and color in the design of a painting in two-dimensional image making. 3. Understand the technical process of preparing a canvas or panel and the process of applying oil or acrylic paint to these surfaces. 4. Develop and justify attitudes and approaches in selecting and painting various subject matter (self-portraits), landscapes, still lives, architecture, old masters reproductions). 5. Explore with confidence the abstract and non-abstract considerations of painting. 6. Create a sense of unity on the picture plane through manipulation of color, line, shape, space, texture and composition according to various systems of design. 7. Develop a sense of aesthetic judgment on a personal and individual level. 8. Differentiate and interpret the narrative, psychological, and conceptual aspects of a painting.
  • 2. METHODS OF INSTRUCTIONFundamental TechniquesDuring class, we will discuss the fundamental techniques as listed in the course objectives. Demonstrations will befollowed by in-class work time where you will complete exercises using the demonstrated technique(s).Power Point LecturesInstructional images and examples from Art History will provide a broad array of images that will amplify and enhancestudent understanding of given objectives. It is important to have a substantial knowledge of imagery to createpersonal work with greater depth and vision.Class CritiqueAfter we have completed our projects, the class will gather to discuss our work. By looking and talking about our workand the way in which others perceive it, we will come to understand the essentials of visual communication.METHODS OF EVALUATIONHomeworkHomework consists of practice assignments that you will execute at home. Practice is essential to developing yourskills and you will find that progress is difficult without it.ProjectsYou will be expected to complete a specific project in regards to each lecture topic and completion of this statedassignment will be the source of points which will determine your grade.PROJE CT CALENDAR/ COURSE CONTENTNotes on the Assignments From the onset of the class the students will be involved in problem solving assignments. Each project presents problems that must be evaluated, analyzed, and solved. Each project leads into the next and provides for a synthesis of knowledge and overall comprehension of the painting medium. An example of this critical thinking in class is shown by the students ability to: A. Create and design a painting using the visual vocabulary. B. Evaluate the finishing painting. C. Apply the knowledge gained in class in analyzing other paintings. D. Look at painting more critically through application and evaluation.,1. Techniques for canvas/panel application Students learn basic surface preparation techniques for painting on illustration board, masonite, and stretched canvas. Special attention given to gesso/ sizing agents and discussion of variable surface qualities and their affect on paint application. DATE: tba2. Introduction of Color Theories and Techniques for Mixing Color Using acrylic paints, students create color wheels and value charts as well as cross-mixing experiments with compliments and triads. Various color mixing techniques are discussed, the role of saturation, tinting, shading, and simultaneous color contrast. Glazing is also discussed, and paint extending, drying retardants and palette storage/ brush care is explained. DATE: tba3. Color Mixing/ Grid Method project Using a photograph that has been traced/ transferred to an illustration board, students fill in broad simple areas using a pre-determined palette. The goal of this project is to demonstrate an ability to correctly mix color and reproduce given palettes as accurately as possible. DATE : tba4. The Still Life Working first with monochromatic palettes, students will build their skills to include complex color situations and ways to approach simple still life compositions. The role of reflected light, local color, and various chromatic values will be discussed with regards to achieving a volumetric and mimetic representation. Various paint application methods will be explored.
  • 3. DATE:Ttba5. The Landscape Landscape will be approached from various angles including plein-air and photorealistic methods. Special attention will be given to spatial illusionism and compositional awareness. Color mixing with regards to mood, light, and atmosphere is and important consideration, as well as thinking about how shapes and colors may appear to move forward or receed into pictorial space. DATE:tba6. The self-portrait The self-portrait project is an opportunity to consider the ability of painting to reflect inner states of mind-in this regard considerations such as pose, lighting, color theory, and allegorical/metaphorical content become important. Its equally important to work towards convincing human representations and working from life in order to understand the complex and subtle relationships and characteristics of human proportion and anatomy. DATE:tba7. Abstraction/Expressionism/Decollage Students are given an opportunity to explore nonrepresentational or collage techniques. Although variety and dynamic compositional energy will be emphasized, there will need to be unifying agents that prevent the painting from falling into chaos. In this project, special attention to paint application and its emotive potential will be emphasized, as well as the importance of color and surface. DATE: tba8. The interior scene The interior scene is an opportunity to integrate architectural ideas with still-life and/or human representation. Light becomes important, as well as textural variants such as reflection and transparency. A convincing spatial representation and a feeling of "place" are key elements to this assignment. DATE: tba9. Old Master copy and Interpretation An Old Master painting will be selected from the cannon of art history and analyzed formally. A reproduction will be made using the "grid" method, and the artist will additionally interpret the piece from a contemporary perspective by adding/altering picture elements. DATE: tba10. Museum Project Writing Assignment With the application of class knowledge, the student will visit a local fine arts gallery, select a painting, and write a critical analysis of the work. Making the paper relevant to class assignments, the painting will be analyzed and evaluated in terms of subject matter, historical period represented, method of paint application, integration of formal considerations (color, texture, line, value, shape, composition) and readability of its conceptual framework. DATE: tbaMATERIALS Materials for this class will be EXPENSIVE. Remember, you may not use everything and can continue to paint far into the future. Think of it as an INVESTMENT! Please buy mid-priced paints when possible. Cheap paints usually yield AWFUL and depressing results that may result in mental anguish. Frustration and tears. Good materials=Good Art.SKETCHING SUPPLIES I recommend sketching on your surface first with vine charcoal, and then finalizing the lines with charcoal pencil. Hopefully you have saved your drawing supplies and will not need to re-purchase.PAINTS:If you have previously used oil paint, then you are welcome to continue, however class instructionwill be primarily based around acrylic painting techniques.
  • 4. There are three qualities of acrylic paint to consider: CHEAP/BEGINNER: BASICS by Liquitex, Cheap, but very LOW quality. Difficult to work with and achieve similar effects of other paints. Best for use as a primer/ underpainting color NOT RECOMMENDED for anything else. MIDDLE RANGE/ BEGINNER Winsor &Newton GALERIA, is low end of the middle range, can work for you, but still not good quality. FINITY, is the best medium range, mid quality acrylic paint. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. HIGH QUALITY/ INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED Liquitex Professional Heavy Body If you must, but some white and black is mixing colors or some cadmiums. The best paint to use if money is no option.MY RECOMMENDATION: WINSOR & NEWTON FINITY brand: Yellow ochre 2 oz Burnt sienna 2 oz Raw Sienna 2 oz Ultramarine Blue 2 oz Cadmium Yellow Light 2 oz Cobalt Blue 2 oz Cadmium Red Medium 2 oz Pthalo Blue Greeb Shade 2 oz Cadmium Orange 2 oz Quinacridone Magenta 2 oz Emerald Green 2 oz OPTIONAL: Napthol Red Light 2 oz Burnt Umber 2 oz Olive Green 2 oz Permanent Rose 2 oz Graphite Grey 2 oz Buff Titanium 2 oz Pthalo Turquoise 2oz GALERIA (WINSOR & NEWTON) Pthalo Green 2 oz Permanent Green Light 2 oz Mars Black 200 ml LIQUITEX HEAVY BODY Titanium White 138 mlEXTENDERS/ RETARDENTS, etc. While these additives are not completely NECESSARY for acrylic painting, they will make your life much easier and give your paint increasing flexibility and qualities that lead to better work. Liquitex FLOW AID 118ml Liquitex SLOW-DRI BLENDING MEDIUM 118ml Liquitex SLOW-DRI FLUID RETARDER 118ml Liquitex GLAZING MEDIUM 237 ml Liquitex MATTE VARNISH, 237/473 mlGESSO 1 gallon or litre (approx 946 ml) any brand
  • 5. PALETTE KNIFES: 3-4 of various sizes, cheap white plastic brand okBRUSHES 1 VALUE PACK BRUSH SET (Princeton Art& Brush) small rounds, midsize flats LARGE BRUSHES 30 Blick Mega Brush, white nylon (filbert) 40 Blick Mega Brush, nylon filbert 50 Blick Mega Brush, nylon, flatPALETTE You can use just about anything: Plastic plates FREEZER PAPER Glass Surgical tray Masterson STA-WET paletteSURFACES/SUPPORT MY RECOMMENDATION: Crescent Illustration Board (Cold Press) Heavy Weight 20"x30" quantity 5-6 Pre-cut particle board, masonite, or birch plywood from HOME DEPOT (2-3) ALTERNATIVES: Various sized pre-stretched canvas surfacesTAPE Blue Painters tape (delicate surfaces) from home depot (1 roll)MISCELLANEOUS: Sandpaper 320 grit (6 pack from Home Depot) 1 hairdryer with extension cord 1 roll saran wrap 2 large plastic cups (large big gulp cups fine) 2-3 midsize bowls or cups smock 1 bottle dish detergent (joy or other) carrying cases, boxes, etc paper towels razor blade from box cutterGRADING PROCEDURESEach assignment will have a specific set of stated objectives that must be fulfilled uponcompletion.Three primary factors determine the grade on any given project:C-P-O=Concept/Professionalism/Originality 1.Concept: Were the stated objectives of the project realized? Did the student utilize design elements and
  • 6. principles to create cohesive and unified composition? Did the student demonstrate an ability to understand the conceptual requirements of each assigned project and a willingness/ability to adhere to standard guidelines? 2. Professionalism: Did the student use assigned materials/techniques to best advantage? Was the project finished completely and thoroughly in the time given? Did the student demonstrate sufficient technical skill to produce finished presentations in keeping with professional industry and gallery standards? 3. Originality: Are the designs innovative and original, or simply rote copies of the examples given? Did the student demonstrate an ability to compose design elements with a sufficient degree of originality and creativity?GRADING SCALEA=90-100 B=80-89 C=70-79 D=60-69 F=59 and below A: work of outstanding quality indicating a full, as well as a successful resolution. Moreover, this work challenges and even transcends the limits of the problem(s) and learning objectives as defined. "A" work is not merely competent, it is daring. B: work exhibiting insight into and understanding of objectives and the ideas expressed, but without a full and/or polished resolution of them. C: work gives evidence of only partial understanding and/or exhibits very little refinement. D: work showing almost no understanding or evidence of an effort to try to understand given objectives. F: work that appears mindless (without direction, understanding and/or any evidence of caring).Late Work Policy: Work handed in a 1-6 days late -10%. (including e-mails the day of). Work handed in 7-13 days late -15%. Work handed in 14-20 days late -30%. Work handed in 21-27 days late -45%PLEASE COMPLETE ALL GIVEN ASSIGNMENTS Failure to complete an assignment will result in a 0 grade being given, which is far worse than an F of 59%. It is much preferred to hand in projects late than to not hand them in at all.Most assignments are worth 100 POINTS.To determine your final grade, I add all the points you haveearned and then divide this number by the total number ofpoints possible.CLASS POLICIES:ATTENDANCE:1. Attendance will be taken in each and every class.2. Absences are detrimental to a student’s grade.3. “Incomplete” grades are assigned only in cases where severe illness or emergency has prevented the student’s being present at the final examination.
  • 7. 4. Late arrivals or early departures count as 1/3 of an absence.5. Excused absences due to extenuating circumstances or family emergencies must be verified.6. More than 3 unexcused absences will result in a failing (F) grade.7. FAMILY AND PERSONAL VACATIONS DO NOT COUNT AS EXCUSED ABSENCES. I WILL NOT MAKE ANY SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS MISSING CLASS FOR LEISURE/TRAVEL.CLASSROOM CONDUCT:1. Eating, drinking or smoking is not permitted in any of the classrooms.2. Cell-phones, laptops, electronic devices, must be turned off during class time NO TEXTING !!!!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!! Although websites such as Wikipedia are often helpful tools for research, studies have shown that multi-tasking results in lower overall performance and retention. Please take handwritten notes and then conduct supplemental research outside of class.3. If student is caught disrupting the class, talking, sleeping or text messaging during a lecture, he/she may be asked to leave for the rest of the class period and/or sent to the department chair.Class Contacts:It is strongly encouraged to get at least three classmates’ phone numbers/ e-mail. If you miss a lectureand/or class schedule changes occur, you can call your a classmate and obtain any missed information. Iteach several classes and cannot personally respond to ALL inquiries as quickly as I would like.Email Policy: Students may contact/receive class information through their Palm Beach State e-mailaccount.Field Trips:I have scheduled at least one field trip for this semester. You must sign the liability/release form to attendwith the class. If you absolutely cannot find transportation to the site, you may attend an art exhibit orcultural event closer to you and retain proof of your visit. Additionally, you must complete the assignmentfor the trip, but adapt the questions to the exhibit you have attended.Professor’s Expectations:It is important that you demonstrate a willingness to learn, develop, and a desire to try things that may atfirst seem difficult. The acquisition of skill and fluency do not come easy, Without a substantial effort youwill not be able to develop your talents. Personal and professional development are the ultimate reward.Respect towards your classmates and instructor is expected and essential for keeping a positive andfriendly environment throughout the course. You must be willing to clean up after yourself, help others,and work to create a pleasant and safe class environment in which everyone can learn. Leaving early anddemonstrating a lack of interest or serious desire to improve will result in lower grades.Artistic Integrity:All worked turned in must be the product of the student alone and must be produced during this semester.Friends/family are not allowed to assist you, and you may nor turn in old work completed for anotherclass.Unique Requirements of the Class:Most assignments will require substantial work outside of class. Therefore it is important that you have aclean, quiet area where you can work, and a surface large enough to place your materials.PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE
  • 8. Academic Dishonesty *Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Any student who commits academic dishonesty will receive a grade ofzero for the assignment or test. A second instance of cheating will culminate in a student being given an F or failurefor the class. Instructors may also pursue disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Handbook. Academicdishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation withrespect to the student’s academic performance:(1) cheating on an exam,(2) collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,(3) submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course,knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in anarrangement whereby work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by aperson other than the student under whose name the work is submitted or performedAcademic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making falserepresentation with respect to the student’s academic performance:(4) cheating on an exam,(5) collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,(6) submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course,(7) knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by aperson other that the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed,(8) plagiarism.Please refer to the Palm Beach Community College Student Handbook for further information.CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE AND STUDENT BEHAVIOR GUIDELINESThe purpose of this information is to assist students in understanding proper classroom behavior. The classroomshould be a learning centered environment in which faculty and students are unhindered by disruptive behavior. Youare a college student and are expected to act in a mature manner. Unfortunately, we are finding students who seemto be disrespectful of the learning process and their fellow students. Faculty have the authority to manage theirclassroom to ensure an environment conducive to learning. Florida Statute Title XLVIII, Chapter 1006.61 andPBCC Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.35 state: Any person who shall accept the privilege (emphasis added) extended by Florida laws of attendance or employment at any state college, state junior college or state university shall by so attending or working at such institution, be deemed to have given consent to the policies of the institution, the Board of Regents and the laws of this state. Such policies shall include prohibition against disruptive activities at state institutions of higher learning. Take responsibility for your education - There is a common myth among students that because they pay tuition they deserve to receive credit for the class. This is not true. In fact, students pay approximately 30 percent of the cost of their education; taxpayers pay the rest. Instructors are here to create a learning environment. Whether you learn depends on your willingness to listen, ask appropriate questions, and do the work necessary to pass the course. If your academic preparation from high school is weak or if you have been out of school for a period of time, you may have to work harder and seek more help in order to succeed. Attend every class - You will find that students who attend every class, listen to the instructor and take good notes will be more likely to pass (with a higher grade). If you have an emergency or illness, contact your instructor ahead of time to let her/him know that you will be absent. A local study showed that students who missed the first class meeting were more likely later to withdraw or fail. Important note: if you miss a class it is your responsibility to meet with the instructor, outside of regular class time, to determine a plan to make up the missed work. Get to class on time and do not leave class early – Students who enter class late or leave class early distract their classmates and the instructor. This is seen as disruption and cannot be tolerated. Do not have private conversations - The noise is distracting and disruptive to other students. Turn all cellular phones off - It is very distracting to hear someone’s cellular phone go off in class.
  • 9. Do not dominate other students’ opportunity to learn by asking too many questions - It’s good to ask questions and make comments, but if you dominate the class time with too many questions and/or comments, the instructor and other students cannot participate in class discussions. When asking questions and making comments, keep them related to the discussion at hand. Respect your instructor - Openly challenging the instructor’s knowledge or authority in the classroom is not proper. If you take issue with the instructor’s information or instructional methods, make sure that your comments are made with respect and without confrontation or antagonism. You may want to discuss your issues with her/him privately. Instructors’ classroom policies, procedures and teaching styles vary - Some instructors enforce attendance policies vigorously; other instructors are more lenient about attendance. Assignments and classroom activities are at the prerogative of the instructor. Instructors have the freedom and authority to set the guidelines and policies for their individual classroom (within the overall policies of the college). Faculty have the right to remove disruptive students from their class. Your classmates deserve your respect and support - Others may have different ideas and opinions from yours, they may ask questions you perceive to be “stupid,” but they deserve the same level of respect from you as you wish from them. Come to class prepared - Students who forget common classroom supplies such as a pencil, paper, books, test materials, etc. usually waste class time. Students who have not completed their assigned homework many times ask questions that could have been answered through their assignments. Turn in your work on time - It is important to plan ahead. Students who wait until the last minute to do their work usually make lower grades and are more likely to miss deadlines. Study and do your assignments every day. If a problem occurs at the last minute such as a computer malfunction, you will still be prepared. Do not bring children to class - Children in classrooms are distracting to the instructor, other students, and you. You need to plan ahead for child care. When having academic difficulty seek assistance - Your instructors are willing to assist you however, there are other ways to get help. The Student Learning Center (SLC) has tutorial assistance available for many courses, student services can assist with course scheduling and career development and specific courses, such as SLS1501 Strategies for College Success, are offered to help you succeed.If you have questions or need assistance, please make an appointment to see your academic advisor or call 207-5340. She/he is willing to assist you so you can succeed.Computer Competency Statement: Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments. These assignments are listed in the methods of evaluation.Disability Support Services:College-Wide Coordinator Susan Lang 868-3375Belle Glade John Pierson 993-1125Boca Raton Susan Mills 862-4316Lake Worth Jelecia Kirk 868-3046Palm Beach Gardens Ken Swain 207-5345Eating, Drinking and SmokingEating and drinking are confined to (specific to campus). Smoking is not permitted in any College building.Student Responsibility Policy
  • 10. When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subject to its jurisdiction. Students are expected to conductthemselves in a responsible manner, in all areas of campus life. By enrolling, they pledge to obey the rules andregulations of the College and are responsible for observing all College policies and procedures as published in thestudent handbook, the College catalog and other College publications. The student will be responsible for preparingfor class, participating in class, and completing assignments on time.PBCC Websites of InterestHome Page http://www.pbcc.eduAdvising Center Support Services Learning Aid Learning Resource Center of Study Services Center