Course Description

This is the acrylic painting course to take if you have never picked up a paintbrush. To learn the basic skills and processes of painting, students learn to mix acrylic paint, use value and color, and render an image. Over 6 weeks, they will focus on the craft and execution of an acrylic painting with attention given to the role of seeing and using color as value, color mixing, paint as material, and the process of building the surface. Through a combination of synchronous (lectures, critiques, and demos) and homework time, students produce 3 paintings, using their choice of simple subject matter, still life, figurative images, and photo composites.

- Through weekly Zoom meetings, students will work under the guidance of instructor expertise to achieve their work in a virtual studio environment.
- This course does not provide certificate credit.
- Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing skills are recommended, but not required.




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Section Title
Acrylic Painting I
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Jun 05, 2021 to Jul 03, 2021
Schedule and Location
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  • On-Line Distance Learning
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Course Requirements:

  • This course requires you to have a computer with an internet connection; camera and mic to participate in an online course setting; and ZOOM Web Conferencing App installed.
Section Notes
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
  • Course teaching method: Combined Asynchronous/Synchronous

  • Asynchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for flexibility with scheduling of the student's participation in activities. Includes organized discussions, posts and replies to messages, and uploaded multimedia and resources.                                                                                      

  • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom.

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