Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

ART 194 - Watercolor I

Description: Exploration of transparent qualities of watercolor medium. Techniques and materials used to stimulate personal creativity and uniqueness of expression. Application of design principles.

Prerequisites: ART 110  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 1
Lab: 5

Course Content:
  1. Different water media
  2. Materials

a. Brushes and sponges
b. Papers
c. Pigments

  1. Techniques

a. Brush strokes
b. Washes
c. Pulling off and scratch techniques
d. Resists
e. Stamping
f. Splatter

  1. Formal elements and principles of design
  2. Historical and contemporary art examples
  3. Critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Distinguish different water media.
  2. Identify and utilize appropriate materials, including brushes, paper and pigments.
  3. Apply different techniques of brush strokes and washes.
  4. Pull off and scratch.
  5. Use resists.
  6. Utilize sponging, stamping, and splatter techniques.
  7. Identify the formal elements and principles of design.
  8. Analyze the formal elements and principles of design.
  9. Interpret the formal elements and principles of design.
  10. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts.
  11. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art.

Required Assessment:
  1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.