FMHS Painting II

Flower Mound High School

Visual Arts Department

Painting II Curriculum

Drafted: Fall 2013


These mediums must be used in the Painting II experience. Each experience with a different media should end with a finished and presentable work of art. Through the artistic process the students should get multiple opportunities to use a medium (for example: tech sheet, sketchbook assignment, or preliminary composition.)

  • Tempera
  • Watercolor
  • Acrylic
  • Oil
  • And a variety of non-traditional materials (i.e. ink, wax, etc)


Techniques and Skills

Each of these techniques and skills must be covered in the Painting II experience. Any of the mediums may be used to teach a specific technique or skill. Keep in mind that some techniques and skills work better with different mediums (for example: acrylic with hard edge painting). Demonstration and understanding of these techniques and skills will be reflected in the student’s portfolio.

Texture Techniques

  • Brushstroke manipulation
  • Use and understanding of acrylic mediums
    • Matte
    • Gloss
    • Gel


  • Faux surfaces (granite, marbling, wood grain, etc.)
  • Stenciling/masking


Color Theories

  • Basic color concepts (color schemes)
  • Opacity/transparency
  • Mixing VS Layering
  • Arbitrary VS Optical



  • Emphasis
  • Figure Ground Relationship
  • Manipulation of space… Overlapping, linear perspective, atmospheric perspective


Matting/Preparing Artwork

  • Cutting a mat
  • Craftsmanship



The portfolio in Painting II is designed to show a student’s experience with the media, techniques and skills stated above. All of the specific projects below must be represented in the portfolio. Any medium or technique may be use to complete these projects. The students need to build a physical, digital or e-portfolio to represent the work completed in Painting II.

  • Color Wheel
  • Acrylic texture tech sheet
  • One Print
  • Photo transfer
  • Portrait
  • Still life
  • Gridded piece
  • Landscape
  • One Matted Work