ART 340
Painting, Fall 2000

instructed by
Ralph Larmann

University of Evansville

Art Department

Fall 2000

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Required materials

First Semester Students
Assignments, Papers, and Projects

Second Semester Students
Assignments, Papers, and Projects

Third Semester Students
Assignments, Papers, and Projects

Fourth Semester Students
Assignments, Papers, and Projects

SYLLABUS: First Semester

REQUIRED MATERIALS:1st Semester Students: Oil paints and supplies will be used during the first semester.
  • COLORS: 2 oz. tubes of each:
    • cadmium yellow medium
    • ultramarine blue
    • cobalt blue
    • cadmium red medium
    • alizarin crimson
    • pthalo green
    • raw siena
    • burnt umber
    • 4 oz. tube of titanium white
  • BRUSHES: #9 or #10 flat, #4 or #5 round, #1 or #2 round, palette knife
  • PALETTE: made of glass or a suitable palette pad
  • GROUND & SUPPORTS: canvas panels and prestretched canvas as needed.
  • RECEPTACLES: with lids for brush cleaning and to hold medium mixture
  • CLEAN UP: paper towels and rags, bar of soap
  • MEDIUM: 2.5 oz W&N Liquin Painting
  • PAINT THINNER: 1 qt or more, odorless
  • SKETCHBOOK: 9 x 12, for ideas

2nd, 3rd and 4th Semester Students: Students who have completed the first semester of painting may select any painting medium.
Suggested supplies by medium:


  • MEDIUM: 8 oz each of damar varnish, pure gum turpentine, cold-pressed linseed oil


  • MEDIUM: 8 oz. Acrylic Gel Medium

BOTH: these supplies are for both media.

  • GESSO: 1/2 gallon white acrylic gesso
  • CANVAS: 2 yds. 48" wide
  • MASONITE BOARD: 2- 18" x 24"
  • GESSO BRUSH: 2" house painter brush
  • WOOD: 2- 6' sections of 1"x 2" firring, 2- 6' sections 1" quarter round.
  • SUPPLIES: wood glue, 1" brads
  • STAPLE GUN: and staples

OTHER MEDIA: Will be discussed individually.


Third Semester Students:
This to be a transitional semester in the painter's development, and this will be a semi-directed term with some assigned elements. The intention is to create a cohesive visual vocabulary and foster self-motivated working habits. Experimentation and an emphasis on developing a visual "style" will dominate course work. Third semester students will be required to submit a proposal of intended work and a schedule of personal deadlines, meet with the instructor twice a week, and make slides of all finished works. There are three thematic elements which must be incorporated into the proposed intended work. They are:

After a student has met these thematic elements, the semester is open to self-directed expressions of painted imagery. Any media, scale, etc. Students need not work during ART 340 class time, but will be expected to participate in critiques.


Fourth Semester Students:
Emphasis is on the continued development of a visual vocabulary and a cohesive body of work. Fourth Semester students will be responsible for submitting a proposal of work and a schedule of deadlines, meet with instructor once a week, and make slides of all finished works. Students need not work during ART 340 class time, but should be available to participate in critiques. Working space will be available in the Art Annex for fourth semester students.

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