Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Studio Art 220. Painting I

This course is an introduction to oil painting, focusing on the basic problems of color mixing, form and composition. Projects include still life, the figure and color exercises. Emphasis is placed on working from perception, translating what we see into the illusion of three dimensions. Through the direct painting method, we will explore color, surface and texture while gaining control of paint manipulation. Beginning projects include achromatic studies, monochrome color and complementary sets. We will explore a full color palette and end with a self-directed final project. Prerequisite: Drawing I or 2D-Design.