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Painting: Materials and Methods

Students are introduced to both traditional and contemporary painting materials and methods through demonstrations and in-class projects. Methods of transferring drawing ideas to painting; preparation of grounds and supports; traditional and non-traditional tools for painting, mediums, and application techniques; and the connection between concept or subject matter to material choice are covered. Lectures, individual instruction, and group critiques will be used to develop insight into the relation between form and content. Prerequisite(s): Introduction to Drawing or equivalent experience.


"I was an ACE certificate student when I lived in Chicago, but had to relocate 1.5 years ago. I was heartbroken at the loss of my access to the SAIC. The schools near my new home couldn't hold a candle to the quality of instruction and teachers. The moment I realized these courses were available online, I reenrolled in the certificate program."

– Painting: Materials and Methods Online student, Fall 2020

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Class meeting time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Class meeting days Tuesday
Building and room Online
Course number 2538
Course instructor Jose Andreu