Painting - Riverside High School
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Taught by Reuter, Olivia

Section #: 4064 (PAINTING)

Painting is a course based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Visual Art. Students taking painting engage in sequential learning experiences that encompass art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and production that lead to the creation of portfolio quality works. Students create abstract and realistic paintings, using a variety of materials such as mixed media, watercolor, oil, and acrylics as well as techniques such as stippling, gouache, wash, and impasto. They reflect upon and refine their work; explore cultural and historical connections; analyze, interpret, theorize, and make informed judgments about artwork and the nature of art; relate art to other disciplines and discover opportunities for integration; and incorporate literacy and presentational skills. Students utilize the resources of art museums, galleries, and studios, and identify art-related careers.

Recommended Grade Level 10, 11, or 12

Recommended Prerequisite Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art (L)

Credits A 1-semester course for 1 credit. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized.

Fulfills requirement for 1 of 2 Fine Arts credits for Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma

Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

This course will challenge you to become a more independent painter and learner.  An emphasis will be placed on the development of your understanding and implementation of the Elements and Principles of Art.  While at the same time, this course will require you to experiment both technically and conceptually.  A continued emphasis will be placed on the study of the Art History Timeline.  You will be asked to reference artists or artistic movements that interest you.

This semester will require you to work more like real artists.  You will be responsible for working with ideas and creating art that interests you.  Creative independence may not come easily, but we will work on the development of your creative and conceptual thinking as well as the technical skills that will help you to express yourself.