2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

ART 196 - Portraiture I

Description: Emphasis on portraiture techniques for individuals proficient in a specific medium. Application of design principles.

Prerequisites: ART 110  and ART 190  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 1
Lab: 5

Course Content:
  1. Use of tools and pigment to model a portrait.
  2. Proportions and anatomy of head
  3. Head studies

a. Light/dark
b. Monochromatic
c. Color

  1. Color theory/color contrasts
  2. Drapery
  3. Connection between design elements and "likeness"
  4. Formal elements and principles of design
  5. Historical and contemporary art examples
  6. Critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Utilize appropriate tools and media to model a portrait.
  2. Identify and depict the structure of head and face.
  3. Execute monochromatic or color portrait study.
  4. Utilize color contrasts in portrait.
  5. Apply painting techniques to depict drapery.
  6. Make a connection between design elements and "likeness."
  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.