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Watercolor for Non-Majors

ARTDES 174 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 0
Instructor(s): Guilmet, Liz
Schedule: TueThu 5:30p-7:45p
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

This course is for stu­dents who are inter­ested in devel­op­ing their abil­ity to use water­color paints and to expand their knowl­edge and sen­si­tiv­ity to color. Through struc­tured exer­cises and free stud­ies, stu­dents explore shape, color, design ele­ments, and prin­ci­ples. Water­color is a very chal­leng­ing and reward­ing medium. It takes skill to con­trol, yet must appear to be free of con­trol. In attempt­ing to mas­ter this excit­ing medium, stu­dents must first become acquainted with its tools and tech­niques, and then prac­tice what they have learned over and over again. The course includes in-class assign­ments, home­work, and a final project. Cre­ative pro­duc­tion is con­tex­tu­al­ized through slide lec­tures of water­color paint­ings by well-known artists. This is an intro­duc­tion to water­color for stu­dents with no pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in both the fall and win­ter terms of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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