Napa Valley College Faculty & Staff

ARTS 220: Intermediate Painting

Welcome to the homepage for my intermediate painting course. This page contains links to your courses syllabus, schedule of assignments, quizzes, materials lists, and everything else you will need for this course.  

This studio art course focuses on the basic techniques and materials of painting, focusing on the development of observational skills using traditional oil paints.  Topics include basic color theory, materials, development and representational and abstract approaches to subject matter, and strategies for intuitive, individual response to subject matter and materials in directed assignments.  Designed for students with no prior experience with painting. 

Additionally, students will learn how to critique paintings and receive criticism and advice from fellow students and the instructor.  Learning to articulate artistic concepts and processes using discipline-specific vocabulary is a fundamental part of arts education.  This course will focus heavily on this practice.