Note: This schedule is intended as a general guide to course projects and is subject to change. Exact dates and requirements will be issued in class. Guide sheets will be distributed with detailed information including neccessary materials.

Recent Excursion Locations:
St. Michael's Cemetery, Bethlehem Steel, Mococacy Park, Sand Island- Bethlehem
Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center- Belfast
Delaware Water Gap - Mt. Tammany
Hickory Run State Park - Hawk Falls, Boulder Field
Glen Onoko - Jim Thorpe
Delaware River - Hugh Moore Park, Durham Furnace, Narrowsville
Lake Nockamixon, Ringing Rocks, New Hope Wildflower Preserve- Buck's County

Week 1 - Introduction
Lecture: The class will begin with a general introduction of course outline, including grading policies, classroom and attendance requirements, followed by a review of the supply list. We will also prepare necessary materials and surfaces for the following day.
Excursion: St. Michael’s Cemetery in Southside Bethlehem (morning)
Sand Island - Lehigh River (afternoon)

Students will use thumbnail sketches to explore compositional approaches to the landscape with dry media. Toned charcoal surfaces will introduce both subtractive and additive techniques in sketching. In addition, students will be encouraged to explore various ink wash techniques.

Week 2 - Color Theory Review
Using water-based media, students will explore the effects of color, and the art of color mixing.
A. Color Chart/ Value Scale
Students will create a comprehensive color/value chart as a reference tool for the class.
B. Interaction of Colors
Based on the color theory of Josef Albers, students will create compositions using templates to examine the resulting visual phenomena of color interaction.
Pigments and various media will be introduced and explained.
Excursion: Monocacy Creek - Bethlehem via Monacacy Park - Limited palette studies
Limited palette value mapping will be introduced as the foundation of the landscape painting. Initial studies will be completed in black and white, and concluding works will introduce an earthtone palette.

Week 3 - Generalized Landscape Shape Analysis in Black and White
Using the computer and image editing software, students will translate a site photograph into a high contrast single value image for use in creating a basic shape and texture analyisis that will serve as a basic strategy in future observed paintings.
Excursion: Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center
Value mapping will progress to glazing techniques and extended palette work.

Week 4 - Full Color Computer-Aided Landscape Studies
Students will utilize the photograph references from previous field trips for use in a series of studies. The computer will also be used as a tool to break down and analyze information. Importance will be placed on color matching and texture as well as logical layering from underpainting to detail.
Excursion: Delaware River Canals/ Ringing Rock
In addition to full palette studies, students will explore wet-on-wet techniques and the use of the palette knife for creatin of texture.

Week 5 - Working from Photographic Reference
Using photographic reference, students will revist a previous painting begun from observation.
Excursion: Hickory Run State Park - Hawk Falls
Full palette paintings will be sustained outside of class with the aid of photographic reference material.

Week 6 -Final Critique
The final lecture period will be used to assess the work of the session in a comprehensive critique.
Excursion: Jim Thorpe - Glen Onoko