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2021 Spring

ART STUDIO - PAINTING II - ART382 Spring 2021


Course
Richard Willenbrink
For information about registration please contact our admissions.

This is an advanced figure painting course for students who have previously taken Art Studio - Painting I or have otherwise demonstrated the necessary experience and ability. We will primarily work directly from the model as in the previous class, but we will spend more time developing the picture, composition and concept. As this is an advanced course, there will also be more freedom to explore and develop one's own approach to the figure.

The course may also focus on Austrian, German and Czech Expressionism of the early 20th century since this is our historic location, but with perhaps some references to later manifestations of Expressionism in America; namely Abstract Expressionism.

Since this is a course on studio practice and materials, students will be primarily  working in the studio learning the basic techniques and materials of drawing and painting in conjunction with lectures and museum visits. A particular emphasis will be placed on the Expressionist methods and styles.

Since Expressionism often relied on the human figure, this course will begin by working expressively from the figure in the studio before moving to more abstract methods.

 

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction to Course

Feb 09

Course structure and expectations explained. Discussion of ways and means of Painting in the past and present.

2. Chiaroscuro Painting

Feb 16

Explanation of the use of light and shadow to create form and space.

3. The Underpainting / Limited Palette

Feb 23

The traditional method for beginning a painting

4. Color I

Mar 02

Principals of Color theory I.

5. Composition

Mar 09

The principals of organizing the surface of a canvas.

6. Color II

Mar 16

Using a wider range and intensity of color.

7. Painterly and Expressive Painting

Mar 23

Emphasizing the physicality of paint

8. Expressive Subject Matter

Mar 30

Selecting expressive content

9. The Human Figure

Apr 20

Understanding the human figure as content

10. The Expressive Human Figure

Apr 27

Understanding the expressive human figure as content

11. Painterly and Expressive Painting: Texture

May 04

Exploring personal content and expression using the technical experience of the previous paintings.

12. Painterly and Expressive Painting: Texture & Color

May 11

Exploring personal content and expression using the technical experience of the previous paintings.

13. Final Project

May 18

Exploring personal content and expression using the technical experience of the previous paintings.

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