Ralph Larmann

Art Department

University of Evansville

ART 340 Painting

Instructed by Ralph Larmann
Office: FA203 / Hours: 9-11 am MWF or by appointment
Current Semester Information via Blackboard


ART 340 Painting (3) emphasizes basic painting techniques with concern for individual thinking and self-expression to the development of ideas and and aesthetic considerations of materials and techniques employed in painting. 6 hours studio. Repeatable up to 9 hours. With permission of the instructor, BFA studio majors may repeat up to 24 hours.


To develop a student's skills and knowledge of painting. This will be accomplished through introductions to and development of painting technique, studies in art history, and the development of the individual's ability to communicate effectively through the medium.


REQUIRED: The Art Studio Chalkboard by Ralph Larmann
-The Artist's Handbook of Material and Techniques, by Ralph Mayer
-The Material and Techniques of Painting, by Jonathon Stephenson
-The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting With Notes on Their Techniques of the Old Masters by Max Doerner


Instruction will be through problems in and the expression of the painted image, required reading, discussion, critique, portfolio evaluation, slide lecture, and demonstrations.


Studio with lecture component


All students are required to follow the following guidelines for full course credit.
  • Attend all scheduled class meetings.
  • Be prepared to work on class assignments.
  • Work efficiently and attentively in class.
  • Contribute to critiques & discussions.
  • Complete all assignments.
  • Meet all required work deadlines.
  • Clean up work area before leaving.


90-100% ... A, 80-89% ... B, 70-79% ... C, 60-69% ... D, any grade point percentage falling below 60% ... F


The strength of a group studio art course comes from the interaction of ideas and observation of others. In missing the class, a student undermines the effectiveness of the course and the educational experience of all. Each student is required to attend all scheduled class meetings. If a student misses more than three scheduled class meetings, the final grade will be reduced one letter grade.


Each student must arrive prepared to work with appropriate materials for the assignment, project, exercise, critique, discussion, or demonstration for that particular class day. Unprepared students may receive an absence for the day.


Students should expect to spend approximately 9 hours per week in and outside of class working on assignments. The Krannert Mac Lab, FA 213, is open for student use at various times throughout the week.


Attendance and active participation in critiques is critical to learning in the studio classroom. All students are expected to contribute verbally by commenting or questioning aspects of the work being critiqued. Attendance at critiques is mandatory. Any student who knows they will be absent from a critique must contact the instructor prior to the critique.


Late assignments will receive a one-letter grade reduction. Unfinished work will not be accepted. All course work is expected to be finished and submitted for credit by the stated deadline.


SAFETY AND ETIQUETTE: Students are expected to follow safety instructions and conduct themselves in a way that is respectful to others. This includes disposing of materials properly, clean up of shared spaces, be careful of other students' work, respect the wishes of others regarding their work. Any student who does not follow standards of safety and etiquette will be asked to leave the studio and will receive an absence. NEVER POUR MINERAL SPIRITS DOWN THE SINK!


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