Course Description

In this class, we will develop a sense of visual articulation by exploring various media and techniques including line work, pencil drawing, ink, watercolor, and collage.  Each class will begin with a short presentation on important art movements/artistic innovators to help inform and inspire the studio work.  Students will leave with a greater understanding of their own artistic voice and vision, as well as a more developed visual technique and media vocabulary. 

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

1).  Understand the visual elements and how to use them

2).  Learn various types of art media

3).  Connect with your personal artistic style and voice

4).  Learn Art vocabulary and important Art movements in history




The following supplies are needed for the course.  You do not need to purchase the supplies if you already have the supplies.  Supplies:  Pad of Bristol art paper, set of drawing pencils, set of watercolor paints, 1 paint brush, 1 Kneaded erasure, scissors, and a glue stick.

Supplies:  $37.00

If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email kapdss@hawaii.edu for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center at ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email kapdeaf1@hawaii.edu.

Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi’olani CC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.


Kapi‘olani Community College Refund/Drop Policy:

100% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 10 business days or more prior to start date of course.

50% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 5-9 business days prior to start date of course.

0% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made less than 5 business days prior to start date of


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