Subject details

  • Topics
    • Investigating colour
    • Still life
    • Investigating the possibility of collage
    • Painting an interior
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Online assignment submission

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. Gain a basic understanding of painting
  2. Develop an understanding of the importance of drawing as a method of investigative experimentation
  3. Gain foundation studies in the materials and methods of painting
  4. Experience different approaches to painting.
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment (100%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject aims to introduce you to painting as a form of self-expression through a series of progressive studies. You will be instructed in analytical thinking, visual perception, discovering intuitive sensibilities and controlled experimentation. Studies include methods of production, materials and health and safety concerns. The subject will enable you to investigate conceptual and aesthetic problems and thus increase your awareness of how to provide resolution and expression to image making. Topics covered include the methods and materials of the artist, the practices of painting and painting in the 19th and 20th centuries.