Advanced Painting II

Small seminar, Advanced—Spring

Open to students who want to further develop their skill and thinking in painting, this course focuses on introducing a variety of water-based painting techniques and on building painting structures and surfaces other than canvas. The student will be required to attend two workshops: one in woodworking; one in digital printing. We will be painting with acrylics, using the commercial brands; we also will be making our own paint by using water-dispersed pigments and a variety of polymer emulsions with different properties. This will encourage experimentation. Class discussions, critiques, and readings on art history and contemporary painting will aid students in developing context for their work. This course requires students to work independently in the studio and to maintain their own working momentum. Please bring a visual documentation of your recent paintings to the interview. Completion of one college-level painting class is required.