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ART-1160-VN01 - Landscape in Art

Synonym: 159735
Location: Newport
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Monday, 05:30P - 09:00P
Semester Dates: 05-22-2017 to 08-14-2017
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-12-2017 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-10-2017 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Lynn Rublee | View Faculty Credentials

Materials/Lab Fees: $85.00
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Course Description:

Students will explore elements of design in nature, utilize efficient outdoor sketching techniques, and then translate and expand their sketches into media such as pastels, watercolor, painting, drawing, and collage. Prerequisite: Drawing I or Introduction to Studio Art.

Essential Objectives:

1. Observe and depict elements of design in nature.
2. Experiment with space, form, value, texture, scale, and balance in an outdoor setting.
3. Translate and expand outdoor sketches in mediums such as pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and oil.
4. Examine, discuss and critique art work, including some reference to the art historical, social, and cultural context.
5. Design and complete individual projects.
6. Create a portfolio of drawings/paintings.
7. Display finished works in a professional manner.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

Material Fee:  $85.00 to include bulk purchase by instructor of items needed.

Begin collecting other materials listed below including images of things that inspire you.


Mixed Paper (can include wall paper, wrapping paper, textured paper, colored papers)

Acrylic Paint - optional

Natural Objects




This course is comprised of informal lectures and studio activities.  Different materials and concepts will be explored each week. Participation is vital to success in this course. Students will be expected to engage with their classmates in regular critiques of their artwork. Completion of weekly studio assignments, a research assignment and active engagement during class are required.

Evaluation Criteria:

Evaluation Criteria:

40%  Attendance & Participation 


40%  Weekly Studio Assignments

·           8%   Research Assignment

·         12%   Final Project

Grading Criteria:

Grading Criteria:

A+ through A-: For any work to receive an "A," it must clearly be exceptional or outstanding work. It must demonstrate keen insight and original thinking. It must not only demonstrate full understanding of the topic or issues addressed, but it must also provide a critical analysis of these. In addition, an "A" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly and thoughtfully articulate his or her learning.

B+ through B-: For any work to receive a "B," it must be good to excellent work. It must demonstrate strong originality, comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "B" grade reflects a student's ability to clearly articulate his or her learning.

C+ through C-: For any work to receive a "C," it must meet the expectations of the assignment. It must demonstrate solid comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "C" grade reflects a student's ability to adequately articulate his or her learning.

D+ through D-: For any work to receive a "D," it must marginally meet the expectations of the assignment. It demonstrates minimal comprehension, critical thinking, and attention to detail. In addition, a "D" grade may reflect a student's difficulty in articulating his or her learning.

F: Work that receives an "F" grade does not meet the expectations or objectives of the assignment. It demonstrates consistent problems with comprehension, organization, critical thinking, and supporting details. In addition, an "F" grade reflects a student's inability to articulate his or her learning. Students are strongly urged to discuss this grade with their instructor and advisor.

P: Equivalent to D (+/-) or better and therefore course will not count as credit for specific program requirements or competence area requirements.

NP: indicates failure to meet course objectives and/or failure to meet grading criteria for successful completion as described in the instructor's course description.


Summer 2017 textbook data will be available on April 1. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

, ISBN: No Textbook Required,    $0.00

Attendance Policy:

Attendance Policy:

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential components of a student's success in college and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. Please be aware that missing more than two (2) classes will result in a non-satisfactory grade. A pattern of late arrival or early departure will constitute absence at the instructor's discretion: 3 late arrivals of more than 20 minutes and/or early departures will be considered 1 absence.

The weekly studio home work assignments are expected to be completed each week.  It is your responsibility to communicate with the instructor regarding any missed classes or work!


Class make-up or extra credit will be given upon instructor’s approval for any of the following:

·         Visit an art museum or gallery and write a 2-3 page report about the experience.

·         Produce a work of art inspired by an artist or movement discussed in class.

·         Watch a film or films that are related to the topics being covered and submit written notes on it. 


In order to effectively make-up for a class, you need to spend approximately 3 hours on any of the above assignments.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Lynn Rublee
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Cynthia Swanson




Wk 1 Introductions/Materials/Assignments 

May 22 HM WK – Sketch 3-4 different landscapes in pencil or charcoal 


Wk 2 NO CLASS – Memorial Day

May 29-June 4 HM WK – Research a landscape artist or style of landscape art 


Wk 3 Landscape Collages – Bring sketch pad, paper, magazines, scissors, glue

June 5-11 HM WK – Create 14x12” collage based on research


Wk 4 Landscape Collages – Bring cardboard, paper, natural objects, scissors, glue

June 12-18 HM WK – Create 14x12” collage based on original sketch


Wk 5 Watercolor Techniques – Bring watercolor paints, oil pastels, paper & brushes

June 19-25 HM WK – Create four 7x10” landscapes using watercolor techniques


Wk 6 Watercolor Landscape – Bring watercolor paints, oil pastels, paper & brushes

June 26-July 2 HM WK – Create a 21x14” landscape using watercolor techniques


Wk 7 Fantasy/Surreal Landscapes - Bring markers, oil pastels, watercolors, brushes, paper 

July 3-9 HM WK – Create three 9x12”  fantasy studies using mixed media


Wk 8 Fantasy/Surreal Landscapes - Bring markers, oil pastels, watercolors, brushes, paper 

July 10-16 HM WK – Create a 20x16” fantasy/surreal landscape using mixed media


Wk 9 Nature Designs – Bring pencils, sketckbook, markers

July 17-23 HM WK – Create four 5x7 pencil drawings of natural forms


Wk 10 Block Printing – Bring pencils, sketchbook, markers, carving tools

July  24-30 HM WK – Complete carving of block. Begin sketches for final project. 


Wk 11 Block Printing/Final Project Review – Bring blocks, paper, sketches for final project

July 31-Aug 6 HM WK – Work on final project.


Wk 12 Earth Works - Bring natural objects 

Aug 7-13 HM WK – Complete final project.


Aug 14 Final Critique, Pot Luck  & Evaluations 



Pencil & eraser




Colored Pencils


Oil pastels

Sketch pad


Tissue Paper



Mixed Paper – all sizes and colors

Watercolor Paper 

Bristol Board



Masking tape

Printing Blocks

Carving Tools

Printing Ink

Plexi-glass for printing


Drawing Boards


Natural Objects – bark, feathers, leaves, flowers, shells, stones, seeds


Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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