Landscape Painting Theory and Practice
Students will be able to proficiently apply outdoor painting concepts, methods, and techniques involving oils and/or watercolors such as principles of natural light and the theory of varied environmental conditions. Students will also be able to apply their knowledge of the history and contemporary practice of plein-air painting.
Outdoor Painting as Illustration Process
Students will be able to paint successfully observed studies of the natural landscape en plein air and utilize the practice in the creative process to develop studio illustrations. Students will also be able to gather, interpret, and utilize supplemental photographic landscape reference.
Design and Color Theory & Practice
Students will be able to apply principles of design, composition, light and shadow, linear and atmospheric perspectives, and color theory to outdoor studies and studio illustrations. Students will be able to use color as a narrative and thematic tool and apply it consistently throughout a series of sequential pieces.
Aesthetic and Communicative Appreciation
Students will be able to appreciate the order and beauty of the natural environment, the aesthetics of light and color, and the environment as an artistic subject to communicate uplifting narratives, themes, and concepts.