Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the basic elements of painting to students with little or no experience. Students will work with acrylic colors and will explore the many ways paint can be handled. Instruction will be given on preparation of materials and specific exercises will be given so that students will explore value, color theory, light, texture, transparency/impasto and composition. Exercises become more complex as students work from initial sketches to more developed pieces. While working to attain an understanding of the painting medium the student is challenged to translate concepts into visual images that work. Demonstrations of different techniques will be given. At each class students will be helped on an individualized basis.


Any materials necessary for the first class meeting will be communicated to enrolled students by the instructor in advance. Otherwise, materials and supplies will be covered in the first class meeting.

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Section Title
Painting: Introduction
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Sep 05, 2019 to Dec 12, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Boston Fine Arts Campus
Instruction Method
On Campus  
Available for Credit
2 credit(s)
Section Notes

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: PAIC 0012 Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus dates, content, and format are subject to change between now and the fall semester.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: No transcript required

Instructor Approval: Not required

Remission Eligible: Yes, first day of term; all university policies apply

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

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