Painting Workshop

Universidad Latina - Heredia

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Painting Workshop

  • Host University

    Universidad Latina - Heredia

  • Location

    Heredia, Costa Rica

  • Area of Study

    Art, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Painting
    Universidad Latina de Costa Rica

    LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:
    This course is given in Spanish.

    AUDIENCE:
    This course is specifically designed for undergraduate level students.

    CONTACT HOURS:
    This course will meet for 45 contact hours.

    GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION AND COURSE OBJECTIVES:
    This course will help students with no prior painting experience to develop watercolor techniques on both wet and dry paper, and with different types of brushes in the production of landscape, building, flower and human figure paintings. In addition, different pencil techniques will be used to create shadowing and to box in figures.

    General Objective
    At the end of this course, the students should be able to:
    Correctly apply the basic watercolor techniques
    Evaluate and conceptualize watercolors not only as an applied technique but also as part of a composition.
    Identify and use correctly different brushes and types of paper
    Identify some of the most important technical ?tricks?

    Content:
    This course consists of 15 class sessions, each with duration of 3 hours.

    Class sessions
    Unit Description
    I Basic Techniques
    II Technical Resources
    III Composition
    IV Painting Techniques

    Activities:
    This course is divided into the following four units:

    Unit I. Basic Techniques
    Objective: To develop pencil drawing techniques
    Tonal scales
    Boxing in figures
    Tonal distribution

    Unit II. Technical Resources
    Objective: To adequately apply various technical resources in the production of drawings and paintings
    Create light using the eraser
    How to create angled light
    Placement of the horizon line

    Unit III. Composition
    Objective: To demonstrate competency in the different composition techniques
    Visual screening
    Balancing masses
    The law of the golden section

    Unit IV. Painting techniques
    Objective: To apply the acquired painting techniques.
    Silhouette landscapes
    Dry brush techniques
    Wet over wet technique

    COURSE PRE-REQUISITES:
    This course has no prerequisites.

    REQUIRED READINGS/TEXTS:
    Readings will be indicated and provided by the professor during the first week of classes.

    ATTENDANCE POLICY:
    Classes start on time. Arriving more than 10 minutes late is equivalent to being tardy. Three tardies equal one absence. Students who arrive more than 30 minutes late are marked absent. A student who accumulates four (4) or more absences fails the course.

    DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL ASSIGMENTS/ACTIVITIES:
    Plagiarism in any form or manifestation will not be tolerated and will carry very severe consequences that range from a grade of 0 in the course the expulsion of the student from the program.

    OTHER EXPECTATIONS, RULES, CONDUCT GUIDELINES, SPECIAL RECOMMENDATIONS:
    All assignments must be handed in on the due date.
    Exams must be taken on the assigned date and will only be made up in case of documented emergencies. If an emergency occurs, it is the student?s responsibility to communicate with the professor and make arrangements.
    There is a 17,000 colon charge for make-up tests/activities which require the professor´s presence.
    The University provides, upon request, appropriate academic adjustments for qualified students with disabilities. Any student with a documented disability (physical or cognitive) who requires academic accommodations should contact the Academic Coordinator as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations. Approved accommodations will not change the basic elements of the course/class.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.