Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-2316- Section: 01
Painting I
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Instructor Information
Instructor Albert Faggard
Phone(409) 984-6421
Location:Educational Annex - Room: 111
Hours:Monday - Friday 8:30am - 10:45am
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description Exploration of ideas using painting media and techniques, creating a visual interpretation of cultural expression leading to an appreciation of works of the human imagination.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes The student will be able to:
1. Understand and value the importance of art in life, Create a visual piece by understanding the process for success (PSLO Alpha, 1, 2, 5, 6) Measured by pretest/post-test, embedded test and quiz questions, group discussions, and/or oral & visual presentation rubrics
2. Acquire a basic knowledge of works of art, Be able to define the differences between Renaissance vs. Modern Art (PSLO Alpha,5) Measured by pretest/post-test, embedded test or quiz questions
3. Respond critically to art (PSLO 1, 2) Measured by essay rubric, embedded test or quiz questions; group discussion
4. Understand the creative process and how one process relates to the previous step in completeing a piece of art. (PSLO Alpha, 1) Measured by pretest/post-test, embedded test and quiz questions, group discussions, and/or oral & visual presentation rubrics
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Identifies cultural characteristics (including beliefs, values, perspectives and/or practices); demonstrates knowledge of civic responsibility; provides evidence of experience in civic- engagement activities; and describes what she/ he has learned as it relates to a reinforced and clarified sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and shows awareness of one?s own culture in relation to others.
PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills - Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex, multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross- relationships among the issues; discusses in detail/ analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/ concepts to an ethical question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application.
Textbooks Art Fundamentals - Theory and Practice - 12th ed. Ocvirk, Stinson, Wigg, Bone, Cayton
Lecture Topics
Lecture topics will be discussed on a random basis depending on abilities of individual students.
These topics will include: Color Theory, Emphasis and Subordination, Positive and Negative Space, The Value Scale, Composition, Painting Light and Shadow, as well as others that will arise.
Major Assignments
Week 1: Course Intro, Syllabus review, and
Week 2: Ch. 1 and Quote 1
Week 3: Ch. 1, Painting 1, Material Reviews Quote 2
Week 4: Ch. 2, Painting 1, Sketchbook review, Quote 3 & Critique 1
Week 5: Ch. 2, Painting 1, Quote 4
Week 6: Ch. 3, Painting 2, Sketchbook review, Quote 5
Week 7: Museum of the Gulf Coast,, Ch. 3, Painting 2, Critique 2
Week 8: Ch. 4, Painting 3, Sketchbook review, Quote 6
Week 9: Spring Break
Week 10: Ch. 5, Painting 3, Quote 7
Week 11: Ch. 6, Painting 4, Sketchbook review, Quote 8
Week 12: Ch. 7, Painting 4, Quote 9 & Critique 3, essays due
Week 13: Ch. 8, Project Paper, Sketchbook review, Painting 5 Quote 10
Week 14: Ch. 9, Painting 5, Quote 11
Week 15: Painting 6, Study for Final Exam, and Quote 12
Week 16: Final Exam

Final Exam Date May 9, 2019 - 11:00 AM   Through  May 9, 2019 - 1:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Paintings - 50%
Sketchbook - 10%
Discussion Board - 10%
Attendance -10%
Essay - 10%
Final Exam - 10%
Students are required to participate in any art show produced by Lamar P.A.
Students are also required to enter at least one art show produced in the Golden Triangle this semester
Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grade over the phone or by email. Please see me in class or set a meeting during my office hours. Being late for class will count as an absence. Students that are a disruptive force in the class will be removed from the class and will need Department Chair approval to be readmitted.
Attendance Policy The student may miss 2 classes for emergencies. For every 2 classes missed after that there will be Final Grade penalties. Missin 8 or more classes will result in a failing grade
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.