Fall 2017 Course Schedule 

    Code
    Course
    Credits
    PT 421

    Painting Major Studio

    This course provides an uninterrupted opportunity for the advanced painter to develop independently. Instructors critique, lecture, give demonstrations, and participate with students in both one-on-one situations and group discussions. Emphasis is placed on developing a personal painting process, while building and sustaining an extended body of work. The course also addresses the realities of being a working artist in contemporary culture (i.e. gallery representation, grants & funding, job information, etc.). Visiting artists, trips to museums and galleries, readings and lectures help to facilitate these goals. Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisite: PT 321-322.               

    Prerequisites : Prerequisite: PT 321-322.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PT 100

    Foundations in Painting

    The focus of this class is on perception and color, students learn to see the empirical world and respond to it by inventing a two-dimensional equivalent with oil paint.  Exercises and assignments focus on color use, composition and content, tactile paint surfaces, and basic material instruction.  This course is designed to prepare student for more advanced painting experiences by introducing the fundamental elements of the discipline of painting.  Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week.  No prerequisites. Required to major in Painting.

    Prerequisites : No prerequisites.

    Additional Notes : Elective. Required to major in Painting. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PT 200

    Painting Light & Space

    PT 200 Painting Light & Space                                                                                                                                       This course is designed to teach students to see and manipulate color to build light, space and atmosphere in paintings. We will practice using visual tools, including compositional development, and the physical qualities of paint as a means of expression. All of the visual "tools" they possess are exercised to push their work to a more sophisticated level. Processes that encourage concept development are built into the assignments. Students will work from the observed world, as well as imagination and be encouraged to develop a personal vocabulary. Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisites: PT 100 and any two of the following: painting elective, drawing class (except DR 100), 2D studio elective, monoprint/type class.

    Prerequisites : PT 100 and any two of the following: painting elective, drawing class (except DR 100), 2D studio elective, monoprint/type class.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PT 223

    Abstraction: Concepts, Methods & Techniques

    This course addresses issues of abstraction, discusses strategies and methods of abstraction, and encourages an understanding that any form of representation is an abstraction of reality. It avoids merely stylizing techniques towards the "look" of abstraction in favor of a rich historical and visual understanding of its evolution as demonstrated by Kandinsky, Malevich, Dove, O'Keefe, Mondrian and others. Contemporary abstract painting is also briefly discussed. Students explore the compression of space, flattening of the picture plane and the "simplification" and essentializing of form. Projects encourage experimentation with a variety of paints, supports and application methods as well as objective and subjective ways of perceiving the world. Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisites: PT 100 and PT 120 or PT 130. Any of the following are strongly encouraged: DR 120, any 200 painting elective, any drawing class (except DR 100) or 2D studio elective.

    Prerequisites : PT 100 and PT 120 or PT 130. Any of the following are strongly encouraged: DR 120, any 200 painting elective, any drawing class (except DR 100) or 2D studio elective.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PT 321

    Painting Major Studio

    Students develop productive studio habits, explore personal themes and begin to define their own visual language. They are encouraged to investigate a variety of materials and processes. Trips to artist studios, major museums and galleries supplement the educational experience. Critiques, which include discussions, lectures and demonstrations, and a variety of visiting artists are held regularly. Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week.  Prerequisites: Major standing.

    Prerequisites : Major standing.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PT 351

    Introduction to the Discipline

    This course focuses on the evolution of Modern and Post-modern concerns as evidenced in the history of painting and its corresponding conceptual demands.  It establishes a foundation of critical ideas, vocabulary, models and strategies for students to familiarize themselves with issues pertinent to the study and practice of painting.  Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week.  Prerequisites: Major standing.

    Prerequisites : Major standing.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits