Preportfolio: Painting Fundamentals is a course designed around developing colour observation and technical form in aspiring professionals. Students focus on learning proper painting techniques, health and safety, material manufacture and proper use, and the development of accurate colour mixing through observation and theory. Students will learn colour theory, including the physics of light and design applications. It is recommended that students with less experience in visual art take this course after taking "Preportfolio: Drawing Fundamentals", as the course builds on and assumes prior knowledge of the techniques covered therein. Some of the techniques covered: Mixing accurate colours consistently, the chemistry of paint (oil, water colour, acrylic, gouache, ink), material safety, studio maintenance (brush care, proper storage), varnishing, graphic design, and developing a process.