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ART 393 B: Intermediate Painting Topics

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Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 5:20pm
ART 322
Joint Sections: 
ART 392 B
David Brody
David Brody

Syllabus Description:

Prof. David Brody

Autumn 2018

M/W 2:30-5:20



This is an intermediate painting class and builds on work done in Beginning Painting Art 292. It is the primary goal of this course to further familiarize students with the use of the tools and materials involved in oil painting. It is equally the goal of this course to explore formal language (proportion, composition, value, color, etc.) as it relates to painting 

Classroom sessions will be devoted to painting, discussions, looking at artists’ work, and critiques. There will be assignments to be completed outside of class time. An amount of time at least equal to that spent in class should be budgeted for out of class assignments. All work done for the course, both in and outside of class, must be saved and kept in good condition for final portfolio reviews at the end of the quarter.

Students must have and maintain sufficient quantities of all materials needed for class work and assignments.



Grades will be assessed by reviewing work done in class, homework assignments, and overall performance (i.e. preparedness, participation in discussions, degree of improvement). The largest component of the grade (90% or more) will be based on the quality of your paintings as related to the given problem or assignment.

Class participation is an integral part of Art and Art History classes. Since absences from class prevent participation, they may negatively affect grades. Students who miss class due to illness or emergency are responsible for immediately notifying their instructor and insuring that all missed assignments and exams are completed in a manner agreed on between faculty and student. Students may notify instructors of absences through email, voice mail, written note placed in faculty box or in person during class or posted office hours. It is extremely difficult in studio classes to make-up work successfully. Students who miss class put themselves at a distinct disadvantage and so are strongly urged to attend every session. In the event of absence or lateness students are responsible for making up all work and for informing themselves about assignments given and materials needed for future classes. 

Grading guidelines for The Division of Art have been defined as follows:

3.9-4.0 A The highest possible performance in all aspects of the course with work exemplifying exceptional quality. Exhibits outstanding creative potential.

3.5-3.8 A- Exhibits creative potential with superior performance in most aspects of the course; high quality in the remainder. Well prepared for subsequent courses in the field.

3.2-3.4 B+ High performance in most aspects of the course. Very good chance of success in subsequent courses in the field. Exhibits some creative potential.

2.9-3.1 B Good performance in some of the course; satisfactory performance in the remainder. Exhibits some creative potential. Good chance of success in subsequent courses in the field.

2.5-2.8 B- Demonstrates the minimum amount of research need to complete the course with satisfactory performance.

2.2-2.4 C+ Met basic requirements in most of the course, with the remainder being somewhat substandard.

1.9-2.1 C Evidence of some learning, but generally substandard performance. Marginal chance of success for subsequent courses in the field.



All studios are meant to be quiet spaces. Use of radios, stereos, televisions and other similar equipment is only allowed with the use of headphones. Students who routinely disturb other students and interfere with their work may be prohibited from working in Painting and Drawing Program studios.



If you would like to request academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact Disabled Student Services, 448 Schmitz, (206) 543-8924 (V/TTY). If you have a letter from Disabled Student Services indicating you have a disability that requires academic accommodation, please present the letter to me so we can discuss the accommodations you might need.


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Equal Opportunity

The School of Art reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran in accordance with UW policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.



Plagiarism is defined as using in your own work the creations, ideas, words, inventions, or work of someone else without formally acknowledging them through the use of quotation marks, footnotes, bibliography, or other reference. Please check with your instructor if you have questions about what constitutes plagiarism. Instances of plagiarism will be referred to the Vice Provost/Special Asst to the President for Student Relations and may lead to disciplinary action.



The final for this course will be held on Tuesday, December 11 from 2:30-4:20. All students must attend.


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Catalog Description: 
Revolving topics in the study of painting at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: ART 392.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:11pm