Studio Practice: 27 Paintings
This course emphasizes the role of technique, style, color, and composition in painting. A series of explorative assignments in oil or acrylic will challenge students to resolve problems of composition and narrative based on a broad scope of references and material investigations. Working in both large and small series, a total of 27 paintings will be made from various tactical approaches: observation, print and digital media, imagination, etc. Students will be required to maintain a sketchbook/image archive throughout the course and will learn to develop their own final projects based on their sensibilities revealed by working in series. Additionally, this course will provide ongoing exposure to historical and contemporary painting models through slide shows, videos, reading assignments, visiting artists, workshops, and field trips. Open to students who have had painting courses at a college or an advanced high-school level.