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

ART 212 - Life Painting

Description: Techniques of figure painting with an emphasis on the form, construction and gesture of the figure. Application of design principles.

Prerequisites: ART 110  and ART 190  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 1
Lab: 5

Course Content:
  1. Contour and gesture studies
  2. Studies in proportion
  3. Modeling of figure with value
  4. Modeling of figure in color studies
  5. Color theory/color contrasts
  6. Media experiments
  7. Techniques, including wash, glaze and alla prima painting
  8. Formal elements and principles of design
  9. Historical and contemporary art examples
  10. Critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Utilize contour and gesture studies in finished paintings.
  2. Recognize and utilize proper proportions.
  3. Model the figure in black and white.
  4. Model the figure in color
  5. Utilize color contrasts in developing the figure.
  6. Paint with various media.
  7. Employ various techniques in figure painting.
  8. Identify the formal elements and principles of design.
  9. Analyze the formal elements and principles of design.
  10. Interpret the formal elements and principles of design.
  11. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts.
  12. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art.

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