Course Description

This introductory course focuses on the techniques of painting. Students explore the use of brushstroke, grounds, mediums, palette knife, glazing, layering, impasto, collage and photo image transfer. Students also experiment with techniques using textures and mixed media. In addition, this course covers color mixing and basic color theory, optical blending, composition, value, and texture. The focus of this course will be acrylic painting.

- Through weekly Zoom meetings, students will work under the guidance of instructor expertise to achieve their work in a virtual studio environment.


Specific coursework required for Certificate Students. All other students should have equivalent experience.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Introduction to Painting: Materials and Techniques
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Jun 06, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
  • Lisa Adams
Materials List

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
  • This course includes 30 hours of class time plus at least 15 hours of homework time.

  • No Meeting Date (s): 7/4/2021

  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

  • Course teaching method: Synchronous 

  • 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.

  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.

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