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ARTT 2170 - Oil Painting-Painting 2

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: ARTT 2160  

Classical handling of the medium with some research into contemporary methods and material.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to produce a sustained painting on stretched canvas from preliminary studies.


  1. Learn about different types of supports (e.g. canvas, panels)
  2. Treat different types of supports with a variety of preparational priming methods
  3. Produce a final product that incorporates these strategies

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an ability to paint color harmonies with compositional schemes and convert drawings into paintings.


  1. Transcribe preliminary painting studies into a final sustained painting
  2. Apply competently specific palettes (e.g. flesh use of compliments for tonal applications, shadow, etc.) in the students’ final products

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain ideas and criteria in various works of art.


  1. Define ideas and criteria within historical references
  2. Develop ideas in their creative abilities that parallel those within an historical reference.

• 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. Intro of materials and course outline.
  2. 2 weeks in preparation of panels and stretched canvasses.
  3. 3 - 4 week on intro assignments rotations (one from observation/one from photo source.
  4. 3 - 4 week planning a composition for sustainment using preliminary studies.
  5. 2 - 3 weeks converting a drawing to a painting.
  6. 2 - 3 weeks practicing with figurative apalettes.
  7. 2 - 3 weeks in reading and experimenting in paint from an artist of choice.

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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