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SART 2201 Beginning Painting Studio Art, Printmaking & Fashion Design Program Spring 2020 Semester CEA & SRISA Hybrid - Florence

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SART 2201 Beginning Painting

ART 210 Beginning Painting Course Overview


CEA Partner Institution: Santa Reparata International School of Art
Location: Florence, Italy
Primary Subject Area: Painting
Other Subject Area: Studio Arts
Instruction in: English
Course Code: ART 210 / SART 2201
Course Details: Level 200
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 90
Prerequisites: Beginning Drawing and/or Fundamentals of 2-D Design are recommended
Required Supplies: Tuition does not include materials, other than basic solvents for cleanup, paint rags, and easels. The school has a stock of stretcher bars of all sizes that students may use without charge. The instructor will provide all applicants with a list of required colors and brushes, along with detailed information about all of the supplies. Students will be expected to provide their own supplies from a supply list. Instructors will supply the lists during the first week of classes.


In this introductory painting course, students will learn the basic techniques of pictorial representation. Initial projects introduce the workings of paint handling, which include: how to construct and begin a painting, the modeling of form through paint application, and the fundamentals of color mixing. Painting techniques such as alla prima painting; under-painting and the build up of texture will also be studied. Through studio assignments, students will explore a variety of approaches to painting and gain competence using these techniques and materials. Studio assignments will be augmented by discussions, critiques, illustrated lectures, museum visits and the analysis of historic and contemporary paintings.

Materials necessary for this course are:
1. Acrylic paint set: Sap Green, Phtalo Green,Burnt Umber,Burnt Siena,Ultramarine Blue,Primary Blue,Dark Cadmium Red,Cadmium Yellow Deep Titanium White,Mars Black
2. Supports:
4 prepared cotton canvas mounted on stretcher bars in different sizes (30x40; 35x40)
3. Media and Solvents retarder
4. Other Supplies
Sketchbook, pencils, eraser
Acrylic gesso
Gesso brush (a wide flat utility brush)
Palette (we will discuss where to buy this and what material in class)
Palette knife
- A range of brushes including: Round, Flat, and Filbert in small and medium sizes (list of exact sizes will be discussed in class)
- 1 large round brush
- 1 large filbert
- 4 or 5 jars with lids (for your medium, solvents and your brushes) - Soap (to clean your brushes)
- Paper towels
- Rags You may need to purchase more supplies as the semester proceeds
Aprox.cost: 80-90 Euro
* Students will also be required to buy a sketchbook. The sketchbook will be a key to aiding students better understand elements of composition. Students will thus be required to do homework on a regular basis, that they will then put into practice in their painting. Watercolor, ink, soft pencil, and charcoal are excellent ways in which students can develop a dynamic sketchbook.

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