• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Painting

This is an ongoing, mixed-level studio course with an emphasis on development and expansion of visual language skills. Students are encouraged to work on structured exercises that lead to developing individual projects. We will explore fundamental painterly concerns such as light and shadow, colour relationships, paint handling, composition, abstraction, gesture, energy, intention and personal expression. Working from observation of still-life, figure and landscape, classes include structured exercises, inspirational lectures based on contemporary and historical painting, demonstrations, and critiques with the emphasis on painting time in a supportive environment.

Tuition (10 weeks) $405 | Model fee $35 | Total $440

Notes: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Drawing course, or have some drawing experience. Media: Acrylic or oil paint. Safflower oil or Walnut oil will be used for demos in this course. Please notify the office or instructor if you are allergic to walnuts.

What you will learn

  • Perspective and the rule of thirds for a harmonious or disruptive composition
  • Colour mixing
  • Conceptual framework : Composition, colour, and subject used in still life.
  • Traditional use of glazing
  • Health and safety
  • Figure drawing/painting: Gesture, proportion, foreshortening
  • Portrait drawing/painting: Planar drawing, points of “colour”, shading