2017-2018 Catalog 
    
    Aug 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTS 251 - Introduction to Painting

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FA. This course introduces students to painting techniques and concepts with an emphasis on the formal language of the medium within a fine art context. Plein-air landscape painting in oil will anchor the course, along with still life and figuratives assignments. Color theory, linear perspective, compositional structure, figure/ground relationships, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills are all central concerns. As an introduction, the course emphasizes painting as the art of recording observations and experiences rather than the creation of highly finished products. The course will also address visual, technical, and conceptual concerns through readings, discussions, demonstrations, and critiques. F. Speyers. No prerequisite. Materials fee



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