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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTT 2160 - Basic Painting 1

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: ARTT 1060  and ARTT 1360 

Abstract and realistic approaches for the technical handling of tools, pigments, and processes in acrylic and/or oil painting.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize the basic elements of painting.


  1. Define and list basic painting volcabulary including identifciation of materials and tools.
  2. Use a variety of painting materials and tools.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply basic principles of painting.


  1. Demonstrate the use of various paiting pallettes (e.g. grisaille, glazing, and tint)
  2. Demonstarte the use of various painting techniques (e.g. washes, flat tones, and gradations)    

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to appreciate the traditional richness and versatility of teh history of painting.


  1. Develop skills based on awareness of the respresentation of such skills in historical works
  2. Reference great artistic works in their own developmental projects

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES

  1. Introduction of materials and course outline
  2. 2-3 weeks of basic painting principals and vocabulary in notebook form (paper painting)
  3. 2-3 weeks in layering techniques (paper and board)
  4. 2-4 weeks in limited palette processes (paper and board or panel)
  5. 3-5 weeks in stretched canvas sustainment (one required)
  6. 1-2 weeks of research from painters in history
  7. 1 week in review for written exam

Primary Faculty
Lambert, Julie
Secondary Faculty
Mitchell, Todd
Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Pritchett, Marie

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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