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From Drawing to Painting

This course is for students that have a background in drawing, but little to no painting experience. Drawings serve as the foundation for acquiring new painting skills, and students are encouraged to develop their own ideas and goals with instructor guidance. Skills such as line, volume, space, materiality, form and function, and palette are explored through both drawing and painting. A variety of traditional and contemporary materials are used, and may include graphite, charcoal, pastels, water-based paints, mixed media, and/or collage. Trips to the Art Institute of Chicago museum and discussions of practicing artists will supplement the studio experience and encourage inspiration and development of concepts in student artworks. By the end of the course, students will have a greater knowledge of material options and acquire the ability to transition from drawing to painting. Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Drawing or equivalent experience.

No class June 19

"I would recommend this course for its total ease in which one can enter the realm of painting from drawing (even if you are not much of a sketch artist). It was fun to participate and enlightening to learn so much about other artworks and skills."

– From Drawing to Painting Student 


Registration deadline: May 23 at noon



From Drawing to Painting
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Painting Studio
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Class meeting time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Class meeting days Wednesday
Building and room
Course number 1069
Course instructor Shonna Renee Pryor

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