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ART 204 Watercolor I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 4
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: The basic techniques of watercolor emphasizing use of materials, water media techniques, value, color, illusion of space and volume, and composition. May be taken four times for credit. Recommended: ART 107, ART 101, and ART 109.

Prerequisites: ART 107

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: ART 101, ART 109

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and illustrate unique properties of watercolor pigments and tools.
2. (Analysis Level) Using a variety of aquarelle pigments, examine the properties of value, saturation, and hue.
3. (Application Level) Produce a water media image that uses a predetermined limited palette such as analogous, complementary, or triadic.
4. (Evaluation Level) Interpret subject matter using local and expressive color.
5. (Application Level) Demonstrate spatial illusion in a two dimensional picture plane using the principles of linear and aerial perspective.
6. (Synthesis Level) Create the illusion of volume through the use of various techniques such as graduated tones and simulated textures.
7. (Synthesis Level) Incorporate the principles of design into the composition of a watercolor image.
8. (Knowledge Level) Duplicate various water media techniques such as washes, wet in wet, dry brush, blotting, lifting, and layering.
9. (Evaluation Level) Prepare a portfolio of watercolor compositions displaying an understanding of: materials, techniques, value, color, spatial illusion, and knowledge of composition utilizing the principles of design.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation