Painting Syllabus Enloe Magnet High School

Spring 2019                                                                Klenow Room 1316

Art  Goals                                                                Rewards

1.  Develop an appreciation of art                                 1.   Develop a creative outlet

2.  Develop an understanding of  different paint styles/media        2.   Improved self-esteem

3.  Create a personal aesthetic                                        3.   Fame & cash through contests

4.  Become an independent thinker and problem solver                

Grade Policy;  75% in class work

                15% sketchbook work which includes weekly WARMUPS

                10% Quizzes

Basic Rules                                                Discipline Procedures
1.  Follow all rules in the student handbook                        1.   Warning

2.  Respect the teacher & each other                                2.  Teacher Conference

3.  Respect the room and supplies                                3.  Detention

                                                        4.  Referral


Painting students must always bring a pencil to class.  We will make a palette that students may bring home at any time.  In addition brushes will be provided for in-class and homework assignments.  Students are to take care of them and return them at the end of the school year. If students would like to purchase the following supplies they are recommended but optional;


January - February         

DUE 1/31-2/1 - glass texture-metal texture


DUE 2/21-22 Doodle Word Page  over ground. Write the name of your favorite place across a page, then doodle related images around it, fill the page. Capture the spirit of a place.  


January - February         

  • Introduction to class; procedures, rules, rewards, website
  • Deconstruction book setup NEW STUDENTS
  • Make palette for acrylic
  • Name Tag Design - practice watercolor paint techniques; 1. Salt 2.  alcohol, 3. Masking out 4. Plastic wrap 5. Pointed Round detail work.

  • Ordinary Extraordinary still life- choose 3 small simple objects and enlarge them at least 10 times the normal size, create strong bold compositions. Use watercolor

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  • Impressionist landscape using Q-tips and acrylic paint
  • 1. Begin with a plein air study in the courtyard or breezeway.2. Take or bring a photo of a place that’s important to you (your yard, your favorite park as a child, the ocean, the closest greenway, etc.) and create an impressionistic painting based on your photo



Due March 14-15

Jeremy Fish  Animal Hybrid

Combine at least 2 different animals together in a unique way



Animal in complementary colors; choose an animal in motion, create an awesome balanced interesting composition, create tension, show textures, movement, and break the picture plane 3 times. Choose either watercolor OR Acrylic


 Start FIGURE/Portrait  UNIT

  • Rules of proportion
  • Mannikin study
  • How to use a grid practice
  • Figure painting. Using correct rules of proportion draw gestures from live models, then create a composition with the best figure and 2 gestures





Due April 4-5 2 pages of gestures any style

Due April 25-26 Figure Homage

Choose an artist who paints or draws figures, create a work in their style

Amy Sherald


Ben Tour            Travis Louie



Finish figure/portrait composition on cardboard. Mount and hang favorite works in hallway-Class post it critique




Homework DUE 5/9-10

 - Surrealism Homework - Draw a face, scene, or figure with a surprise!  Add a dreamy unexpected twist.


DUE 5/23-24  BOOK DUE;

Figure notes, fur study, experimental pages, minimum 4 homework sketches, craftsmanship, cover art front and back.



Found Object Surreal Painting

Book Work, brainstorm and create thumbnail sketches of your unusual surface design idea.

  • Start “Painting on an unusual surface” choose a bottle or toy or any found object, prime and design in the style of your choice. See Nick Gentry
  • Design a surreal image with a strong focal point.  Choose a color relationship; analogous, monochromatic, complementary, or full balanced.


Start book experiments, choose 3 from the list.  Make your book personal, interesting, show style


Final Exam Review

Clean out Shelf/Drawer