Introduction To Oil Painting

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Course Code: 
IFA 1214
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This is an introduction course to oil painting and is based on the exploration of the fundamental principles, techniques and methods of oil painting using various dictated and individual subject(s). The course is divided into the following topics.

  •  Introduction to oil colour study. The experience of colour awareness, use of oil, oil colour, harmony/effects.
  • Painting from secondary sources. Studying coloured fabrics and using them as sources of inspirations for oil painting, studying old newspapers and drawing inspiration from them (integration of image and text for painterly ideas).
  • Working in oils using different tools (without brushes): pallet, knives, fingers, etc.
Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course each student must be able to:

  • Demonstrate studio esthetic and technical competence in constructing a colour wheel illustrating competence in primary, secondary and tertiary colours.
  • Practically indentify applied primary, secondary and tertiary colours in textile cut outs and use them to produce a series of painting.
  • To practically produce paintings integrating both local primary and secondary sources, demonstrating individual awareness of the painting language.
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