SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2024 6:15:37 AMART 115 Course Outline as of Spring 2013

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 115Title:  PAINTING: MODES ABSTRACT  
Full Title:  Painting: Modes of Abstraction
Last Reviewed:1/30/2006

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled2.003 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 87.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
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Catalog Description:
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A course in abstract painting involving the elements and dynamics of line, color, gesture, and process common to major movements in 20th century abstraction. Students will apply abstract methodologies and approaches in personal compositions.  Students will supply their own materials.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ART 14A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A course in abstract painting involving the elements and dynamics of line, color, gesture, and process common to major movements in 20th century abstraction. Students will apply abstract ideas and approaches in personal compositions. Students will supply their own materials.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of ART 14A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify various approaches in abstract painting, including the major
movements in 20th century abstraction.
2. Analyze and describe the language of abstraction using appropriate
terminology.
3. Adopt a non-figurative language to create a painting.
4. Apply abstract ideas and approaches in personal compositions.
5. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of their own and others'
paintings in a critique.
6. Repeating students will also be able to:
  a. Integrate different / wider variety of approaches in abstract
     painting into original compositions.
  b. Further develop and expand personal imagery.  

Topics and Scope
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I.    Overview of 20th century abstraction.
II.   Geometric: Examples of seminal formal paintings of Constructivism
     and de Stijl.
III.  Line: Examples of the different uses of line in abstract painting
     from the improvisational and gestural approach of Jackson Pollock
     and Brice Marden and systematic methods of Sol LeWitt and Frank
     Stella.
IV.  Color: Color field and monochromatic painting. Artists discussed:
    Josef Albers, Hans Hofmann, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, and Ad
    Reinhardt.
V.   Gesture: Expressive content through the physical act of paint
    application. Examples: Willem de Kooning and other improvisational
    painters of the Abstract Expressionist era.
VI.  Process: Paintings whose conception and manner of execution is
    integral to their content. Examples: Helen Frankenthaler and Morris
    Louis, painting using extended techniques.
VII. Critique: Aesthetic and conceptual success of abstract works.
VIII. Repeat: Integrating new approaches and further developing and
     expanding personal imagery.  

Assignments:
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Assignments may include any or all of the following:
1. Creating a painting in which geometric shapes are the prominent
feature.
2. Creating a painting through the exclusive use of line.
3. Forming a painting through the use of color.
4. Achieving expressive content through the physical act of paint
application.
5. Creating a painting through the use of extended techniques, such as
staining.
6. Critiquing the aesthetic and conceptual success of one's own and other
students' work.
7. Repeating students will:
  a. Complete paintings based on different approaches / movements in
     abstraction.
  b. Demonstrate development and expansion of personal imagery and
     approaches.  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
70 - 80%
Painting assignments, final project.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Participation in class and critique presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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