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Online: Advanced Drawing and Painting Projects

Work alongside our incredible faculty of artists, designers, and scholars to continue to refine your work in this advanced- level course, intended for students with previous drawing and/ or painting experience. You'll learn new ways to push your skills to the level by experimenting, taking risks, and deepening your research and ideas. You will explore contemporary artistic practices in a variety of media such as water-based paint, charcoal, collage, or a combination of media. The course will include online demonstrations geared to your passions, visiting artist presentations, online museum resources, as well as time for self-directed work and comprehensive faculty advising. You'll engage in discussions and critiques with a vibrant online community of other students from throughout the country and around the world, create portfolio-quality work, and receive comprehensive guidance on developing competitive applications for college admissions to art and design programs. This course is highly recommended following 3-week Drawing/Painting/Comics and Graphic Novels. Painting and/or drawing experience and ability to work independent of specific assignments required.


2.0 College Credit
Full Tuition Cost: $3,480
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded.


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Girl Painting
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Online
Course number 1039
Course instructor Larissa Borteh, Andrew Holmquist