Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

ART 195 - Watercolor II

Description: Independent development using the watercolor medium. Study of varied techniques will be utilized to meet individual needs. Application of design principles.

Prerequisites: ART 194  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 1
Lab: 5

Course Content:
  1. Review of strokes, washes, paper properties
  2. Review of terms and color theory and design principles
  3. Basic washes combined with other techniques with subject matter showing textures of various kinds
  4. Experimental "splotch" and development
  5. Graphite washes
  6. Resist techniques and exploration of turpentine build-up as nontraditional resist for texture
  7. Wetting both sides of heavier paper (rag-content) and working all through wet-into-wetvarious strengths of pigment to hold
  8. Combining techniques with subjects of choice for texture, various washes in combination with techniques of resist, splatter, sand, etc. for texture
  9. Development of project with three overlapping ideas about a single person, place, or thing
  10. Formal elements and principles of design
  11. Historical and contemporary art examples
  12. Critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Students will show perfection of the discipline of loose washes and positive, more spontaneous brush strokes.
  2. Students will choose from the various techniques to show reflected light effects, reflections into reflective surfaces, reflected lights and colors of adjacent objects.
  3. Students will develop paintings through washes loose to line work as well as developing individual control for wet-into-dry areas.
  4. Student will show understanding of corrective techniques.
  5. Student will fulfill exercises in text for creative development and experimental techniques.
  6. Identify the formal elements and principles of design.
  7. Analyze the formal elements and principles of design.
  8. Interpret the formal elements and principles of design.
  9. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts.
  10. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art.

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