AR 260: Painting I
FA 2009 HO
Professor of Art,
M.F.A., University of Missouri-Columbia,M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City,B.F.A, Kansas City Art Institute.
Alumni Hall, Room 31
Office phone & voice mail: 816-584-6457
August 17 - Dec. 11, 2009
Monday & Wednesday
12:00 - 12:45
AR150: Drawing I or equivalent
Textbook: There is no textbook for this course.
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Educational Philosophy: I believe that it is through intensive studio practice that students learn to generate visual ideas, to express them skillfully and to critically evaluate their results. The ideal environment for that studio practice is an energetic, competitive visual milieu that is intellectually as well as physically demanding. Art and design are labor intensive and cumulative. I engage each student in an ongoing discussion about their ideas and their work. Through each project, and through successive semesters, I try to provide the stimulus and support that will help build each individual student’s skill, confidence and portfolio.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The Final Painting Portfolio (50%), a suite of five (5)or more specified
paintings produced since the mid-term portfolio.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Three Group Critiques:
About the critique
There are three main components to a critique of a work of art.
This part is objective. What elements of art and principles of
design are being used? What do you see?
2. Analysis. This
is also objective. How are those elements and principles being used?
How successful, engaging is the composition and the interaction of the parts that make up the visual whole?
This part is subjective. What do you think? What response
does this painting elicit in you?
Critiques are group discussions about current projects. They are a standard part of all professional art education. They are meant to help you see, within the context of everyone’s work, where you succeeded and how you can improve further. Your visual and verbal participation is expected. The only way to become fluent in the professional language of art is to begin expressing yourself verbally as well as visually.
Grading: Attendance, contribution to critiques 10%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments that are not completed and presented for critique on
the due dates will be down-graded.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: STUDIO: Our class will use the two big "easel clusters" in the center of the studio. Seniors and Independent Study students, and advanced painters will use the north studio area. (3-D will be using the big tables, The two Color Theory classes will be using the small south studio and the two Drawing I classes will be using the model stand area.) With approximately 100 students enrolled this semester in this studio you will have to be very respectful of the other work spaces and of each other's easels, still-lifes and equipment.
STORAGE: We have limited storage. (3-D students will be using the small cabinet lockers, color theory and drawing will be using the flat files.) There are a few large lockers in
the back hall and stairwell. Two painting students should share each one. They can be locked. Put your names and “Fall
09” on the locker you claim.
CLEAN UP: CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF! Painting is messy and acrylic paint is permanent. Protect your clothing. I suggest keeping an apron or smock here.
Take special care of our
antique plumbing! Do not pour paint or leave palette scrapings in the
sink. Scrape dried paint into the trash. This is a
communal studio. Please take care of the space and respect each
others work areas and works in progress.
Studio Availability: This studio is available to you 24
hours, 7 days per week. Your name will be placed on the Art Dept.’s Security
List for this building. After hours call campus security (584-6444)
to be admitted to Alumni Hall. Be prepared to show your Park ID and
to cooperate with campus security officers at all times.
Safety in the
Studio. All solvents
and any other flammable materials are to be kept in the yellow fireproof
cabinet. If you bring any potentially dangerous substance into
the studio, do so in the ORIGINAL CONTAINER, show it to me and label
it clearly with your name for safe storage in the yellow cabinet. I
must be sure accurate information is in our MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheets)
notebook which is outside my office door for you to consult.
If you are working in
the studio late at night, lock yourself in and call security, 6444, to let
them know you are here. The studio phone in the SW corner is for your use.
Proper use of the power
tools will be taught. Only use power tools when a buddy is
present. Always wear goggles.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: August 17, Monday: First day of class.
August 24, Monday: Dr. William Eickhorst's exhibit, "Coloring Outside the Lines: Exploring the
Boundary Between Painting and Photography" opens in the Campanella
August 30, Sunday Eickhorst opening. 1:00-3:00. Students welcome!
September 4, Friday "First Friday" Gallery openings in the Crossroads District, KCMO.
September 7, Monday NO CLASS - Labor Day.
September 9, Wednesday: First group critique. Minimum two paintings due.
September 17, Thursday WCT's 3:00 & 6:00
September 23, Wednesday: Convocation. 11:00 Breckon Sports Center. Students urged to attend.
Sept. 25, 26, 27 Plaza Art Fair. Opportunity for Park art students to volunteer to staff the
booth of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
October 1, Friday. "First Friday"
October 5 & 7, M & W MID-TERM CRITIQUES. Sign-up for individual session. Five paintings due.
October 12 & 14 NO CLASSES - Fall Break
October 26, Monday Michael Wickerson sculpture and drawing exhibit: "Cupola Cart" opens in the
October 29, Thursday WCT's 3:00 & 6:00
Last day to withdraw
November 6, Friday "First Friday"
November 9, Monday Second Group Critique.
November 11, Wednesday NO CLASS - Veteran's Day
November 26, 27 Thanksgiving
November 30, Monday John Sutton's Senior Exhibition opens in the Campanella Gallery.
First of three student solo exhibits. Watch for reception dates.
December 2, Wednesday Last class and Final Group Critique.
December 4, Friday "First Friday"
December 5 - 10 Finals Week. Individual Critique times TBA
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92Fortunately, plagiarism is seldom an issue in a studio class.
Of course, you must not turn in paintings which you did not do. The consequences are severe and could result in failure of the course and other disciplinary action by the University.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95The above is Park's official attendence policy.
MY ATTENDANCE POLICY IS AS FOLLOWS: of the 28 class sessions scheduled for this semester you will be allowed three (3) cuts (over 10%) without penalty. I do not attempt to differentiate between good reasons and bad for your not being here. Stuff does happen. If you are not here, you are absent. With a fourth absence your final grade will be lowered one full letter grade. Exceptions to this policy will only be negotiable in extreme circumstances (family deaths, hospitalizations, etc.)
ATHLETES: By the beginning of the second week of the semester (August 26) please provide me with a list of the specific class sessions you expect to miss due to games, signed by your coach so that we can make plans to compensate you for missed class time.
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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