9:30 - 12:20 am , Tuesday and Thursday
Exploration of painted surfaces; personal development of imagery, direction and content; construction of permanent painting surfaces and technical execution. This an assignment-based class. A final portfolio will consist of a specified number paintings. One framed piece is required as part of the number of portfolio works (not an extra piece). These framed pieces may be held by the instructor and entered into the Annual Student Exhibition at the end of Spring Semester, 2011. Unframed pieces may be held over for display in the studio until the end of Fall Semester, 2011.
By beginning the learning process of the history of oil painting through studying methods and images. Students will acquire traditional knowledge and contemporary attitudes practicing various techniques of rendering and subject presentation. Visual and conceptual problem-solving. Visual language and vocabulary. Presentation skills: matting, mounting and framing.
A total of eight (8) paintings is required for intermediate & advanced painting. Beginning painting is assignment based and the number of paintings due is the number of paintings assigned. The emphasis for a beginning painting student is on productivity, exploration, quality, originality and improving technique. The emphasis for more advanced students is on productivity, exploration, continuity, originality of image and ideas, quality and improved technique. All undergraduates are subject to specific assignments. There will be two group reviews during the semester. At each review, the student will present one work (and have other work(s) available for discussion); if a work on paper, these must be mounted, window matted and acetate attached to the window on the underside of the mat.
CLASSROOM PROCEDURE and ACTIVITIES
Introduction of technique(s) and media. Historical and contemporary examples shown, explained and displayed. Demonstration(s) and vocabulary covered. Explanation of purpose of assignments. Classroom practice, out-of-class practice, problem-solving, revision, one-on-one discussion and analysis, class discussion and analysis, individual evaluation. Professor instructs by presentation of techniques and concepts, inviting interaction by questions and responses, opinions and dialogue. Additionally, students are encouraged to interact with each other and their work in order to practice the discipline of objective observation/criticism and improve/make progress their drawings. Students should understand that progress is directly related to how much time is spent practicing drawing – those who spend the most time drawing inside AND outside of class are those who learn the fastest and gain the most skill.
There will be two group reviews during the semester. At each review, the student will present one work (and have other work(s) available for discussion); if a work on paper, these must be mounted, window matted and acetate attached to the window on the underside of the mat.
A final portfolio is required. It will consist of eight (8) completed works (a minimum of 4 paintings on canvas for oil and acrylic painters) or all assignments for beginning oil.One of these pieces will be framed - if oil or acrylic, a canvas will be framed. A minimum of 2 paintings, if on paper, must be window matted and mounted and acetate attached to the reverse side of the window mat. The remainder of the portfolio should be submitted with interleaving of glassine from bookstore or buffered, acid free paper. (*see catalogue items from Dick Blick or Dan Smith)
Portfolios should be professional: black tie or zipper style for paintings on paper.
****NEW REQUIREMENT: COURSE RECORD-KEEPING ****
Each student will keep and submit, with the final portfolio, a three-ring binder that contains a copy of the syllabus and course schedule, cost sheet, list of works and titles of portfolio items, documents concerning each assignment,sketches, computer print-outs, reference images, internet downloads, etc., and notes on each class review. Proof must be provided that each individual's artwork is original and not plagiarized.
Late work is unacceptable. Incomplete work, unsubmitted work, work not attempted, late work, etc. will receive an evaluation of 0%.
Instructor’s Attendance Policy for Painting
At Midwestern State University the faculty member is the authority concerning the selection of topics, texts and teaching methodology. The faculty member has the freedom and responsibility to maintain a standard of student behavior and control the classroom environment.
The student is expected to be aware of the basic tenets of this Code of Conduct (see Student Handbook), as well as the Student Honor Creed. The faculty member may drop a student from class for disruptive, disrespectful, or unruly conduct. Excessive absences, chronic tardiness, failure to complete assignments on time, academic dishonesty or plagiarism will cause a student to be withdrawn from the course, and may result in a grade evaluation of "F".
Attendance is required at every class. A student with excessive absences (more than 5) regardless of excuse may be dropped from the course by the instructor with an automatic grade of "WF" or "F". More than three unexcused absences, tardiness or leaving class early will lower your final grade - each absence beyond 3 will result in lowering your final grade a complete letter grade (i.e.: If your final evaluation is a B and you have 5 absences: your final grade is a D.)
Note: missing a critique in a studio class is equivalent to not taking an exam in a lecture class.
Disruption of Teaching: Disruption or obstruction of teaching, research, administration,
disciplinary proceedings, or other university activities authorized to be held or conducted
on the premises of Midwestern State University. Such activity includes but is not limited
to classroom behavior that interferes with either the instructor’s ability to conduct the
class or the ability of other students to profit from the instructional program.
Disruption of any type (headsets, interruptive talking, fighting, exhibiting an arrogant lack of respect for the instructor, lack of proper conduct in the learning environment, attitude problems, cell phone usage, cell phone interruption/ringing, etc.) and behavioral problems will not be tolerated. Students will risk being dropped from the class and consequently receiving an "F" for displays of this nature. The instructor will determine what is inappropriate behavior.
**VERY IMPORTANT: Students are advised to TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONES!!!!! during class.
(If there is an emergency situation, it is the student's responsibility to communicate with the instructor.)
1. Ringing cell phones will not be tolerated and cell phones will be confiscated until class is over.
2. Upon the second violation, a report will be filed with the Dean of Students and the instructor will confiscate the phone.
3. IF there is a third violation, the phone will be confiscated and turned in to the Dean of Students, where the student can reclaim their phone AFTER being counseled.
MAINTENANCE OF CLASSROOM FACILITY
It is expected that each individual respect this work facility. You are responsible for clean-up and maintenance of your own work area, table, floor, and counters. In addition, the general studio area of shared facilities will be kept clean and orderly. These areas will be cleaned immediately upon completion of the individual's task. These are continuous expectations throughout the duration of the semester.
BUILDING HOURS AND USE
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm (Use south entrance)
Other than Sunday, if you are in the building before lock-up, you may stay as long as you are working. Student ID and proof of enrollment in class is required after hours. If you have a problem and need assistance, call campus police ext. 4239.
Dangerous equipment and materials are located throughout this building. DO NOT BRING CHILDREN INTO THESE ENVIRONMENTS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTS THAT OCCUR. Report any destruction or theft immediately to 911, campus police, department chair and course instructor.
MSU Policy #4.123 regarding children brought to the workplace is as follows: "Students, faculty and staff employees must have a safe study or work environment which is free of unnecessary distractions and interruptions. It is therefore the policy of the university that dependent children not be cared for in campus facilities and grounds (i.e., offices, classrooms, library, student center, physical education buildings, south campus, etc.) during normal working or scheduled classroom or activity hours." If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call the Office of Human Resources, ext. 4221.
RETAINING AND RETURN OF STUDENT WORK
If work is left in the studio longer than (1) one month after the end of the semester, the department has the right to dispose of or use the unclaimed work for any purpose. Also, the department reserves the privilege of retaining desired student work for reference or exhibition purposes. If the student, upon due notification, does not claim his work after a three month period, the Department will have the right to dispose of it.