This semester-long painting course gives students opportunities to use various painting mediums, emphasizing why color is important as part of culture, marketing, vision, etc. In the first unit on Watercolor, students are introduced to color theory and include research, discussion, demonstration, experimentation, and practice that concludes in a finished watercolor painting on heavy watercolor paper. In the unit on Acrylic Painting, students select a subject from macro photography photographs that interest them for their composition and use focal point and pattern to determine what kind of contrast to use to create emphasis: In the final unit of Oil Painting, the focus is on Surrealism movement -- students research the history and influence of surrealism and create a collage using personal symbols as part of the process to plan their painting. The students maintain a digital Process Journal on Google sites that allows them to document their ideas and thinking as they reflect on their learning, interests, strengths, weaknesses, and find solutions or alternatives to improve their work. At the end of the semester they curate and present their work in a gallery opening to the community.