Painting I

Course Number: 602

Open To:
Grades 10-12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Visual & Performing Arts “F” requirement. Satisfies one semester of the VAPA graduation requirement.

Course Description:

Students will learn the basics of painting with watercolor, acrylic, and oil, utilizing a variety of supports. Students will also learn the fundamentals of design and color theory as well as become familiar with several art styles and movements. Paintings will be done from still life, life, and the imagination. Students purchase their own paints, brushes, and sketchbooks. Each student is required to do work outside of class, including sketchbook work from direct observation and a compare and contrast art presentation comparing two art movements.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Sketchbook & Other Materials

    Students will receive details about purchasing necessary class materials (paints, brushes, etc) on the first day of instruction.

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Art I or teacher approval