ARTZ221 Painting I & ARTZ222 Painting Studio, F/S 3 credits Core II Category I, courses are designed to provide students study and practice in the fundamentals of acrylic and/or oil painting. Traditional, contemporary, experimental, and personal themes, subjects and techniques are used to produce a series of original descriptive and expressive painting exercises and projects. Students explore various elements of composition, color theory and mixing, paint applications, and the use of drawing for transcription to painting. Emphasis is placed on image content and meaning. Students are encouraged to integrate both the analytical and intuitive experience of painting, to experiment, to cultivate self-discipline and individual style. Students participate in individual and group critiques, as well as, descriptive writing assignments of the process, technique, and meaning of their painting projects. Students create a print and digital portfolio and exhibit their paintings. Students develop a basic visual arts vocabulary for making, assessing, and viewing paintings & ultimately create a foundation for expressing individual creativity, vision and style. This painting course promotes technical facility, originality, creativity, visual literacy, critical thinking and communication skills.