Water-Based Painting I (Standard)

Credits: 1

Students will learn various techniques and effects using water-based paints. They will explore watercolor, gouache, and egg tempera. Watercolor is transparent and allows light to reflect from the surface of the paper. Gouache is a type of paint consisting of a pigment suspended in water which is more opaque than watercolor and provides greater light reflection. The course will finish with a study in egg tempera which is a permanent and fast drying painting medium using a pigment mixed with a binder (such as egg yolk). Its use dates back to the 1st century A.D. and was an easel painting method used until oil painting was invented in 1500. The course will cover design, composition, value and color in landscape, still life, and portrait painting.


Prerequisite: Foundations of Drawing and Painting