AFD220 - Painting Studio

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Subject Title
Painting Studio

Subject Description
The understanding of the language of colour and the ability to apply colour solutions to visual imagery is crucial to success in the visual art industries. Building on Colour Studio, this subject focuses on the development of fine art, design and critical thinking skills through observational, abstract and non-representational explorations in colour composition. Emphasis will be placed on colour as an element of design, as well as the challenges of depicting form, depth and personal expression. Students will undertake colour explorations in a variety of dry and wet media such as coloured pencil, gouache, acrylic and watercolour.

Credit Status
Art Fundamentals Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental skills in the language of colour visually, orally and in writing
  • Apply colour theory to resolve visual design problems in objective and non-objective compositions using a variety of media
  • Select appropriate solutions to resolve colour problems according to the specific needs of diverse art industries
  • Communicate volumetric form and spatial depth through the application of colour relationships
  • Produce a portfolio of developed work for presentation purposes
  • Respond constructively and professionally to giving and receiving feedback in the process of evaluating work
  • Handle media and materials in a safe and responsible manner

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.