Does not include service & handling fees, if applicable.
Learn to create unique and personal paintings while working from a live model.
This class engages students in a studio practice that explores the technical and theoretical creation of works of art. There will be a mixed focus on portraiture and nude figure painting throughout the semester. Artists of all skill levels will have an opportunity to develop three paintings that carry meaning beyond the direct representation of the model. The course will progress from observation and analysis of painting the live model, to the integration of imagination and personal expression into your work. Students will be encouraged to utilize composition, color, cropping and context to develop their own visual language in their work. Classes will include lectures, demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction at the easel. Discussions and handouts will cover the stages to developing a painting, comparative measuring, proportion and structure, as well as appropriation and the use of photography as reference material. Artists of all skill levels will have an opportunity to develop a series of paintings that explore their unique personal forms of expression.