Figure Painting I

This is a stu­dio based course intend­ed to pro­vide stu­dents with a broad range of infor­ma­tion and expe­ri­ence (both prac­ti­cal and con­cep­tu­al) with­in the con­text of paint­ing the fig­ure. The main focus will be work­ing from the nude mod­el with an empha­sis on human anato­my, as well as inte­ri­or space, struc­ture, and com­po­si­tion. In this intro­duc­to­ry fig­ure-paint­ing course we will exam­ine the West­ern tra­di­tion of paint­ing the fig­ure, par­tic­u­lar­ly as it relates to the prac­tice of work­ing from the mod­el. Stu­dents will gain expe­ri­ence work­ing from direct obser­va­tion of the nude mod­el, fur­ther devel­op­ing fig­ure, ground, colour and val­ue rela­tion­ships. Assign­ments are struc­tured to allow stu­dents to explore a vari­ety of approach­es to fig­u­ra­tive paint­ing drawn from his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary exam­ples. The course exer­cis­es will grad­u­al­ly increase in range and com­plex­i­ty. Com­ple­tion of EXART 3006 and EXART 3010 is strong­ly recommended.
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