House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

ARTS-2317-01 (Painting II)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorOsborne, Angela Robin
Phone(409) 984-6502
Liberal Arts
Chair:Barbara Huval
Telephone:(409) 984-6330
Room #:105
Course Information
Course ID #10015
Course Subject-Number-SectionARTS-2317-01
Course TitlePainting II
Course Description Further exploration of ideas using painting media and techniques.
Course Prerequisites None
Required Textbooks none
Learning Objectives Course Objectives


1. Develop painting techniques

2. Demonstrate use of tools and other painting aides

3. Develop an understanding of purpose and variations of pigment groups

4. Comprehend basic color theory and definitions

5. Design compositions for paintings that develop personal expression

6. Participate and articulate acquired visual skills by watching demonstrations, practice and in-class critiques

Major Assignments Projects


1.        Value painting (grayscale)

2.        Study of an old master painting

3.        Limited palette painting (red-blue-yellow-white-black) (subject of your choice)

4.        Self-portrait        

The subject of all other painting assignments will be of the student’s choice but must be part of a series of works

Painting grades will be based on the number and quality of paintings

Altered Book

Transform an old book into a new work of art

Discussion Topics 1. Develop painting techniques

2. Demonstrate use of tools and other painting aides

3. Develop an understanding of purpose and variations of pigment groups

4. Comprehend basic color theory and definitions

5. Design compositions for paintings that develop personal expression

6. Participate and articulate acquired visual skills by watching demonstrations, practice and in-class critiques

Attendance Policy Attendance policy

Students are allowed two absences (excused or unexcused) total. A third absence will result in a dropping of a letter grade from the final course grade. 5 or more absences require a meeting with the instructor and may result in students failing this course.

Attendance & Participation

It is important for you to attend class. Attendance will be checked at the beginning of each class session.

Thoughtful discussion is the theme of this class. You are highly encouraged to participate in class discussions. Points are awarded for attendance, class discussion, and activities.

Determination of Final Grade Course Final Grades

60% of final grade will be a combination of all painting grades

40% of final grade will be a combination of Altered book, Sketch book, Quizzes, attendance and class participation

Factors included in evaluation of the student’s work include:

1.        Use of painting tools and technique

2.        Composition

3.        Use of drawing, perspective, value, color, and paint

4.        Visual impact, expressiveness of work

5.        Work performance in class – including attendance, attention and participation

6.        Receptiveness to instruction, progress, productivity and timely completion of work

7.        Proper cleanliness of work space

8.        Proper storage of supplies

9.        Presentation of completed work

Lamar State College Port Arthur Grading Scale

90- 100                A

80-90                B

70-79                C

60-69                D        

Below 59        F

Examination Policy

Absence from any examination must be approved in advance by the instructor and is the responsibility of the student. No make-up exams will be allowed without prior arrangements being made with the instructor. If you are going to miss class on the day of an exam, the instructor must be notified. No make-up exams will be given if the instructor is not notified at least 30 minutes prior to the class period, unless there are extenuating circumstances, to be determined by the instructor. You may contact the instructor by telephone, email, or personally.

Procedure for Review of Exam Grades

If students have issues about their grades, they must contact the instructor no later than seven

(7) Days after receiving the grade.

Incomplete Grade Policy

The grade “I” may be given for grave reasons and at the discretion of the instructor. The course must then be repeated, if credit is desired. An “I’ also automatically becomes an “F’ if the student registers for the course before removing the deficiencies and receiving a grade change. The instructor may record the grade of “F” for students who are absent from the final examination and/or are not passing the course.

Academic Honesty

Lamar State College Port Arthur and the instructor will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined as “taking and using as one’s own writings ideas of another.” Students caught cheating or plagiarizing, or aiding other students in doing so will be given an “F” for the assignment. The incident will be reported to the Department of Liberal Arts Chair. A second violation will result in an “F” final grade for the class.

Final Exam Date May 12, 2011 - 11:90 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American 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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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