Course Syllabus

1) Complete Syllabus
2) School General Policies 
3) School Director Letter regarding the academic misconduct policy 9.28.16.pdf

Office Information
Prof Zhi LIN
Office: Art Building 314
Office Hours: by appointment only on Tuesday (from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.)

Classroom Information
Art Building 322
Door Key Code: WIN

Course Goals
This painting course is intended to prepare the student to handle greater visual and conceptual complexity and problems. The human figure is the primary subject; the course has both competency and conceptual components. The student is expected to effectively use this medium to resolve problems and develop individual studio work.

Course Regulations
A. General Policies and Requirements 
1) Participation in the class is one of the essential requirements for the course. Active involvement in class critiques, peer reviews, and discussions will reflect the student's understanding of course materials, and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates will be crucial for every student's learning in the class. 
2) You are responsible for getting the information and assignments you missed from your classmates.
3) you should not do homework for other classes within class time and turn off all your other electronic devices.
4) Each week and each class, assignments or parts of assignments will be due. Expect approximately 10 to 15 hours of homework a week or 2 hours per weekday outside of class.
5) The instructor only grades classroom assignments supervised by the instructor and homework the instructor gives and has reviewed.
6) You should submit all your assignment work via this course site on CANVAS. Any submission via email to the instructor will not be accepted or graded.
7) In-class review of your actual work is essential in visual art class, and you must show your work on paper during the review. In other words, besides submitting digital images of your assignment work, you must participate in the class review and display your actual paintings, drawings, and printouts.
8) Missing assignments will adversely affect your final grade. Missing one assignment will cut one letter grade off your final grade. Late work will result in lower grades (at least one letter grade, e.g., A to B or 3.8 to 2.8).

B. In the Case of Remote Learning via Zoom 
1 ) Before joining each Zoom meeting, You must sign in with your UW NetID and password (please bookmark the page). This procedure will prevent unauthorized users from accessing class sessions held in Zoom. Everyone in our class must update one's personal profile with a current photo of themselves so that the instructor can see everyone's face during class.

2) Facilitating or perpetrating "zoom bombing" will result in immediate referral to the UW Community Standards & Student Conduct team, with possible consequences of receiving an F for the class and expulsion from the University.
3) When the class is taught remotely, everyone must maintain both audio and video functions properly during the entire quarter to facilitate everyone's participation.

4 (A) Excellent Work that exceeds the requirements of the assignment and performance expectation of the class.
3 (B) Above-average work that demonstrates a thorough understanding of the assignment, with enthusiastic participation in the class.
2 (C) Average work that meets the minimum course requirements.
1 (D) Below-average work with minimal involvement in the class.
0 (F) Failure to accomplish the requirements of the assignment.

Final Grade
50% assignment work
30% final project
20% participation 

Grading Criteria
All work for this class should be approached with a high degree of professionalism. Attendance is required for all class sessions. If you miss a class for any reason, you must contact classmates to make up the work. Please make every effort to be on time. Arriving late is seen as a lack of interest and a sign of disrespect for your colleagues. Work that is not ready at the beginning of class will not be critiqued. Late work is heavily discouraged and will not be accepted without prior permission. Grading is based on the quality of your work during the quarter (both visually and conceptually), on your design process (the extent of exploration and variation throughout each project), and your participation in group discussions and critiques. 

A 3.8–4.0 is given to a student who has exhibited the highest possible performance in all aspects of the course—final projects, the design process, and participation are excellent. This student independently seeks out additional information on design and is highly committed/passionate about their work.

A 3.4–3.7 is given to a student who exhibits superior performance in all aspects of the course—the final projects, design process, and participation are uniformly of high quality. This student has a thorough understanding of all concepts presented and is motivated to improve and succeed.

A 2.9–3.3 is given to a student who has good performance in most aspects of the course. This student follows a thorough design process, has good design work, and consistent participation that reflects a clear understanding of almost all concepts being presented.

A 2.5–2.8 is given to a student with a fair performance in the course. The final work is adequate, with a design process that reflects the minimum needed to complete assignments. Participation and motivation are moderate.

A 0.0–2.4 is given to a student with poor performance in the course. Projects are incorrectly prepared, incomplete, or missing. This student does not understand the majority of concepts presented and rarely participates in class. This student is not prepared for subsequent courses in design.

Final Critique & Portfolio
1) The final includes presenting a portfolio, handing in the final assignment, and the final critique function as the final. During the scheduled final of the course, the instructor will give the final critique. Everyone must attend the scheduled final in person; failure to do so will result in receiving an F for the course. The schedule is posted on the UW website at

2) At the end of the quarter, submit a portfolio of all work and only work for this course. In the portfolio, write your name, course number, and project name on the back of each of your pieces. And put work chronologically, from the first project to the last.

3) Due date: Complete portfolios are due at the beginning of the last class of the quarter. The late portfolio will result in course failure.

There is no specific textbook for this class; however, books will be reserved in the library, from which individual references will be suggested to students.

Disability Accommodation
To request academic accommodation due to disability, please contact Disabled Student Services, 448 Schmitz, (206) 543-3924 (V/TTY). If you have a letter from Disabled Student Services indicating that you have a disability that requires academic accommodations, please present the letter to me so we can discuss the accommodations you might need in this class.

Religious Accommodation 
• Washington state law requires that UW develop a policy for accommodation of student absences or significant hardship due to reasons of faith or conscience or for organized religious activities.
• The UW's policy, including more information about requesting an accommodation, is available at Religious Accommodations Policy.
• Accommodations must be requested within the first two weeks of this course using the Religious Accommodations Request form.

• UW SafeCampus*
• Preventing violence is everyone's responsibility. If you're concerned, tell someone.
• Always call 911 if you or others may be in danger.
• Call 206-685-SAFE (7233) to report non-urgent threats of violence and for referrals to UW counseling and safety resources. TTY or VP callers, please call through your preferred relay service.
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Art Supply Stores
Artist & Craftsman Supply – 4350 8th Avenue NE (206) 545-0091
Blick Art Materials – 1600 Broadway Avenue (206) 324-0750
Daniel Smith – 4150 1st Avenue (206) 223-9599
University Bookstore – 4326 University Way NE (206) 634-3400

Art Supplies
The instructor will provide students with an art supply list attached to each assignment.

Course Summary:

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