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Visual Arts I

Formerly Painting, Drawing and Modeling I
Curative Education Program, Glenmoore, PA; Social Therapy Program, Copake, NY; Soquel, CA; N. Vancouver, BC; and instructor-led individual study at various locations across North America.

15 hours.

September 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: prepare materials for painting (mixing paint, stretching paper, etc.); paint using wet on wet and layer technique; prepare a variety of modeling materials (clay, beeswax, plasticine, play dough); show facility with a variety of drawing materials (pencil, pastel, block crayon); complete basic drawing exercises; create an illustrated story book to use with children; prepare and set up an age-appropriate artistic activity for a group of children; keep a sketching journal over the weeks of the course; and reflect on inner responses to artistic expression.


This is a studio course designed to increase and refine students' practical skills, pedagogical understanding and inner attitude. The principal method of instruction is the teacher's demonstration of a technique and students' own practice of the technique. Group and/or individual review of student work completes each session.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Arts Methods in Curative Education, Social Therapy, Arts Education, Visual Arts, or Educational Arts Methods (10/09 Administrative Review) (10/10 revalidation) (11/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation). NOTE: An earlier version of this course is the two-course grouping titled Painting I and II.