Painting in Water Based Media – Exploring Design and Graphic Concepts

In this course we will explore painting using water-based media including watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and ink. Our focus will be on parallels and crossovers between worlds of fine art and applied design. We will discuss styles common to both art and design from the decorative arts of the Renaissance and Art Nouveau periods to rational geometries of the Bauhaus. Through projects, students will learn to reinvent the past to create contemporary painted images. We will augment water-based painting with digital tutorials in Photoshop and Illustrator to merge handmade and computer methodologies, and to exploit color, layers, and textures of design motifs in typography and popular imagery. (ART 0157, ART 0159, or another intro level studio art course) 3hrs lect./3hrs. lab

9:30am-12:15pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Sep 9, 2019 to Dec 6, 2019)
Johnson Memorial Building 203