Designed for students with little or no experience in oil painting, this course introduces the specific materials and processes of the medium. Demonstrations on stretching a canvas, laying out a palette, various paint application techniques, and color mixing provide the fundamentals of oil painting and a strong foundation for creating portfolio-quality work. In addition, color theory, composition, structure, proportion, and perspective are explored through observational painting, as well as exercises that encourage students to confidently experiment to find their own direction and style. Basic drawing and water-based painting experience required. Note: Figure Drawing, Figure Painting, Painting, and Drawing courses may use nude models hired by the School. Other classes may use them to a lesser degree.
"I thought the approach to instruction and conversations around contemporary art made the class productive and enjoyable."
–Student of Figure Drawing
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|Class meeting time||1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT|
|Class meeting days||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday|
|Building and room||280 Building Room 323|
|Course instructor||Herman Aguirre|