BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FINA-175 - Painting - 3.00 Credits

FINA-175 - Painting - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will primarily introduce the fundamentals of painting, i.e. media, techniques, design element principle, and history. Classes will involve demonstration, projects, group critiques and visits by guest artists.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:
  • develop basic understanding of three dimensional form and structure;
  • be able to identify principles of organization of visual elements and design composition in her/his work;
  • acquired visual vocabulary;
  • proper use of equipment and tools; utilize assigned media effectively;
  • have developed critical assessment skills as a result of in-class critiques;
  • develop an awareness of 3 - dimensional form in environment;
  • acquire basic framing and stretching skills; and
  • develop greater competency in painting skills.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Ray Smith. (1997). The Artist’s Handbook. Toronto: Random House.


  • Paint, Assorted brushes, Pencils: Graphite, colored, Oils sticks/pastels, India Ink-black, Gum eraser, Conte, Charcoal - assorted, Sketch book, Newsprint pad, 6 sheets good quality paper, and 1 meter canvas.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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