Painting I

Course Information
TitleΖΩΓΡΑΦΙΚΗ 1 / Painting I
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorEvangelos Ploiaridis
Course ID280006680

Programme of Study: New PPS of School of Visual and Applied Arts (2014-today)

Registered students: 15
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
ZŌGRAFIKĪSArtistic Spesialization1112

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Total Hours65
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The class seeks to cultivate the student's overall visual artistic background by focusing on their research on painting. Through daily practice in the studios, and through seminars that approach international contemporary painting prαctice, with visits to Museums and Galleries in Greece and abroad, as well as through lectures and visits to studios of known artists, students are invited to develop a visual language through the medium of painting, using color and material, which will form the basis of their original artistic proposal in the coming years. With the successful completion of the course, the students are expected to: -have largely solved issues on depicting a visible subject through the use of painting and color, mainly focusing on the practice of oil painting in natural size canvas, given specific live visual subjects each semester (human figure, still life etc.) -Develop the ability to process a visual idea and bring it forward through painting. -Know the specific material technology of oil paint, watercolor and acrylic paint, so as to be able to produce painting work of high quality. -Understand and use terminology of the visual arts at a technical and theoretical level. -Develop their imagination and creativity for technical implementation in their work. -Ability to teach painting and organize painting workshops. In the form of seminars, emphasis is placed on issues of professional practice (creating portfolios, organizing exhibitions, etc.) in order to address problems, and develop their potential within the artistic profession.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Painting exercises at the studios from live subject (human model - figure) and still life of objects in natural lighting, mainly with oil on canvas, but also special seminars and exercises on watercolor, as well as experimentation with diverse materials such as acrylic paint or pastels. Seminars on material use, like the technology of color pigment, solvents and mediums, priming and stretching of canvas, use of brushes and color theory. Seminars on contemporary artists who have chosen the language of painting as a medium for their proposition. Student research on the course and evolution of painting through the history of Art, and its place today. Research is done through bibliography at the library, online, and through visits to museums, art galleries, Art Fairs, and Biennials of Contemporary Art.
Art Studio
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
Visual Presentations (projections) take place during the course, and image processing software is available. Online visits to galleries, museums and press articles are suggested and being used through the studio and library. Students use e-mail as a direct means of communication and have access to the studio's announcements posted on the Department's website.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment200.7
Artistic Workshop2408
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.3
Artistic creation802.7
Student Assessment
1. Progress within the studio (mid-term review, daily review). 2. Personal work outside the studio. 3. Oral presentations. 4. Studio and practical exercises. 5. Final examination of the students' artistic work at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Εικαστικά Έργα Φοιτητών (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Καθρέφτης του κόσμου: Μια νέα ιστορία της τέχνης, Bell Julian
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