Universidad Latina - Heredia
Heredia, Costa Rica
Area of Study
Art, Visual Arts
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:
This course is given in Spanish.
This course is specifically designed for undergraduate level students.
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.
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?
This course consists of 15 class sessions, each with duration of 3 hours.
I Basic Techniques
II Technical Resources
IV Painting Techniques
This course is divided into the following four units:
Unit I. Basic Techniques
Objective: To develop pencil drawing techniques
Boxing in figures
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
The law of the golden section
Unit IV. Painting techniques
Objective: To apply the acquired painting techniques.
Dry brush techniques
Wet over wet technique
This course has no prerequisites.
Readings will be indicated and provided by the professor during the first week of classes.
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.
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.