ART 220: The Windward Atelier (Intensive Study in Drawing and Painting) (6 credits)

Course Description

Art 220 is an intensive course of study in the classical techniques of drawing and painting. Cast drawing, portraiture and figure painting will be the focus of instruction. The Windward Atelier is designed primarily for those students who have some prior studio experience in drawing. (34 hours studio for 6 weeks)

Pre-Requisite(s): Acceptance through a drawing portfolio which demonstrates evidence of skills in observational drawing.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Make accurate drawings and paintings from observation.
  • Perceive and record values accurately and use various sighting techniques in order to develop observational drawing and painting skills.
  • Draw from classical plaster casts using mapping, memory and sighting techniques.
  • Execute the painting process from canvas preparation to the completion of a painting.
  • Execute underpainting, grisaille and limited palette painting techniques.
  • Properly care for brushes and wooden palette, stretch and prepare a canvas, and make the Maroger Medium.
  • Apply the visual elements of line, shape, light and shadow, color, texture, and space, and the design principles of balance, rhythm, focal points, implied movement and unity to cast drawing, portraiture and figure painting projects.
  • Discuss classical drawing and painting concepts and techniques.
  • Critique work based on classical drawing and painting concepts and techniques.

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