In this course, students are introduced to traditional and non-traditional materials and methods used in water-based painting. Projects include painting from observation and the imagination, using current artist practices and historical examples. Working from a variety of subjects, students may use ink, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media within their works while building skills in color, tone, volume, contrast, and temperature. Visits to the Art Institute of Chicago provide inspiration. Students should have previous drawing experience, but no painting experience is necessary.
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.
"Overall I really enjoyed the course, got to experiment, try new things, and really learned a lot!"
—Water-Based Painting Student
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|Class meeting time||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Class meeting days||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday|
|Building and room||280 Building, 308|
|Course instructor||Susannah Papish|