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ART-241-01, Watercolor Painting: Landscapes (SU14)

 INSTRUCTOR: Kevin Raines

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: MTWTHF/June 02 to June 06, 2014/9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

CONTENT:

This course will instruct students in numerous methods and techniques of landscape painting through the medium of watercolor. Class instruction and demonstrations will be given on location in settings around the Baltimore area such as the Greenspring Valley, Gunpowder State Park and Fells Point. Individualized instruction will be given to each student as she develops her understanding of the watercolor medium and unique interpretation of landscape.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. A variety of technical manipulations of the medium: wash, wet on wet, dry brush, selective wetting.

2. Develop an understanding of various types of landscape scenes: panorama, farm scene, wooded, river, marine.

3. Students will learn how to select and apply appropriate techniques to special scenes and arrive at completed and interpretative pictures.

METHODS:

1. Demonstrations given during morning hours and individual practice in afternoon.

2. Group and individual critiques during the session.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:

As the classes are extensive, no homework will be given during the regular session. A portfolio of finished work will be assigned and due on the exam date for the class.

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS:

No text. Students must have their own transportation to painting sites. Bring a large water container, folding chair or blanket to the first class. A kit of materials will be provided.

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS:

None

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO FIRST CLASS:

None