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Department: Fine & Performing Arts
Open to: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Length: 2 Semesters

This class is an introduction to the fundamental principles of painting. Students will achieve an understanding of composition, mass, form, texture, space, value, and color. Students will also be introduced to the basic unifying principles of image making and how to utilize them to create compelling and memorable works. Painting is a basic studio course in the media and techniques of painting. Activity will emphasize the study of color, structure, creativity, and aesthetic values in general. A command of techniques and materials, both traditional and experimental, will be taught. Projects range from Representation to Abstraction and follow the historical lineage of painting as a guide to learning different forms and styles. Students will work exclusively in Gouache and Acrylic paint for the duration of the class. Students will also look at Art History and work to unravel the role of Painting within the conversation of Contemporary Art.

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