Painting II


  2. A. Course Title: Painting II
    B. Course Number: AR 223A - 30009
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: M W 10:00:00 AM - 12:50:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Newman, Lynda
    G. Office: Mansur Hall (MH) 129C
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2826
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:30:00 AM-9:45:00 AM (MST); 1:30:00 PM-02:00:00 PM (MST); 6:45:00 PM-7:15:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 9:15:00 AM-02:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:30:00 AM-9:45:00 AM (MST); 1:30:00 PM-1:45:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 7:30:00 AM-8:00:00 AM (MST);
    If you are unable to meet with me during my posted office hours, please feel free to contact me for an appointment.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Painting 1
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: HAC105

    This course is a continuation in skills formation, technique, and expressive development studied in Painting I. The student will be encouraged to develop paintings that focus on a personal area of interest while applying the concepts presented in class. This is a three credit hour course. Prerequisite: AR 213A Painting I


    This second level painting course is designed to help the student continue his/her development of creative expression, painting techniques, methods, and refine his/her skills. Please note, it is the student's responsibility to verify the transferability of this course to another school or institution. Although transferability is likely, it is not guaranteed.



    Your choice of materials


    --Canvas size 16x20 or larger (5 or more for semester)
    --Acrylic paint - Colors of your choice.
    --Supplies - Your choice (If helpful, please ask me for a copy of the Painting I supplies.)

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    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F


    Painting I students will usually complete 1 small painting per week (100 points each), for a total of about 12-13 paintings. Painting II students will complete 5 or more paintings during the semester (100 points each).

    A = 90 – 100 points

    B = 80 – 89 points

    C = 70 – 79 points

    D or F = 0 – 69 points


    The painting is well-developed and shows effort in all, or practically all, areas:  Values, color harmony, soft/hard edges as appropriate, composition and techniques emphasize focal point, and strategies emphasized in class are applied.  It is clear that time, effort, and creativity were used to produce a finished and complete painting.



    The painting shows strength in several areas (see previous list) and demonstrates skills and techniques are developing but more attention needed in particular areas discussed in class.

    Needs Improvement

    Painting may not appear finished or needs improvement and focus in several areas (see previous list).


    Absences and Late Work (Points Deducted)


    Absent 1 day of class (instruction), but submitted on time


    Absent 2 days (instruction), but submitted no more than 1 week late


    Late 1 day (1 class session)


    Late 1 week (2 class sessions)


    Late 2 weeks (4 class sessions)

    ˝ credit

    After 2 weeks from due date

    No credit (not accepted)

    Leaving class early or arriving late

    Counts as missing ˝ day of instruction (see above)


    Important:  Turning work in on time is important to success in this course.  Late work or repeated absences cannot be accepted on a recurring basis.  After 6 absences (equivalent to 3 weeks of class), a student will be in jeopardy of being dropped from the course.  If you have unusual or emergency circumstances, please discuss them with me or send a message to me through Canvas to coordinate your due date.  Late work will not be accepted on a regular basis. 


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    The following Departmental Student Learning Outcomes will be emphasized in each of the NMJC Art Department studio courses:

    1. Students will perform or create a piece of work that embodies skills and competence in their area of focus.
    2. Students will demonstrate the ability to use a variety of techniques to create a successful piece of work.
    3. Students will identify the effective reasoning and rationale behind decisions made during the production of their work.


    Upon completion of this course, the successful Painting II student should be able to apply the skills previously learned in Painting I at a higher level of proficiency:

    1. Demonstrate the use of proven techniques, methods, and materials while exploring his or her own artistic style.
    2. Identify the effective reasoning and rationale behind decisions made during the production of their work.
    3. Discuss and analyze the progression of his or her own work and that of others.
    4. Through paintings completed in and outside of class, demonstrate understanding of value, contrast, soft and hard edges, the use of negative and positive space, elements of composition, 1-2 point perspective, and the use of color to achieve harmony and the desired effects in a particular painting.

  11. I. New Student Orientation Video Transcript

    II. Basic Computer Skills: How to use an email account, how to attach, upload, and download files. How to view, save, rename, and print files. Have basic word processing skills and are familiar with using different web browsers

    III. Canvas Technical Requirements

    IV. Technology Requirements for Students: A Desktop or Laptop that is no more than five years old, has at least Windows 7 or MAC OSX 10.6 with 1 GB of memory, 2.4 GHz Processor, has a webcam and a microphone. The Internet speed is between 5 to 10 Mbps per second.

    V. Technical and Academic Support

    Call the 24/7 Canvas Help Desk at (575) 399-2199 for assistance and have your course CRN (ex. 10023) and your Username available.

    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.


    Studies and Techniques

    • Materials and caring for brushes
    • Value scale
    • Color mixing
    • Monochromatic painting
    • Limited palette
    • Full color palette
    • Color harmony
    • Low-key/high key, contrast, warm and cool paintings
    • Focal points, composition
    • Day and night – how it affects colors
    • Transparent and opaque
    • Palette knife painting
    • 1-2 point perspective


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

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    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

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    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    The Painting II student will discuss individual goals for the semester--what the student wants to paint and areas where he/she would like to improve. With the instructor's support and involvement, students will work on paintings throughout the semester to help develop those skills and to practice and achieve their goals for successful paintings. If desired, the student may follow the same course outline as the Painting I students (available in class) but will implement their own individual goals as the paintings are completed.

    Final Exam:

    Your final exam will be to create a painting, that demonstrates skills and techniques you have developed during the semester. The student will choose the subject, which will then need to be approved by the instructor. Plan to paint from life, or from a photograph that you have taken. If you cannot find a photograph you have taken that you like, then several photographs can be utilized to create a composition that is original. In other words, the Final Exam cannot be painted using another person's painting as your guide or "copying" someone's photograph exactly.

    On the day of you Final Exam, we will complete studio “clean up”, share your finished paintings, and show your painting portfolio Power Point (pictures painted over the semester, in order). Power Points or photographs in a notebook are both acceptable, but computer generated presentations are recommended. Painting II students should continue the Power Point completed in Painting I (if the course was taken at NMJC).