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Figure Painting (Ages 15-18) S3

This course begins with an intensive study of the human form and anatomy. Working from direct observation of the nude model, students build oil painting skills with an emphasis on both traditional and non-traditional painting processes that may include water-based paint, collage, and mixed media. Students explore trends in contemporary figurative art and examine how and why artists continue to use the human form as a subject and vehicle for personal expression. With guidance from the instructor and feedback from peers, students investigate personal ideas and concepts while developing a series of portfolio-quality paintings. Field trips to the Art Institute of Chicago, artist presentations, and discussions focusing on the work of significant historic and contemporary artists such as Lucien Freud, Peter Doig, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Cecily Brown, John Currin, Lisa Yuskavage, and others supplement the studio experience. *NOTE* Previous painting experience required. Students are encouraged to bring their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop for homework/research and after-studio hours projects.

2.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $3,570
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost of $1,015. 

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Figure Painting Full Price
Apply for merit scholarship/need-based financial aid and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room 280 Building, Room 315
Course number 1045
Course instructor Amanda Calobrisi