Open to students at all levels, this course is an intensive survey of the diverse methods and approaches to oil painting and it will take the mystery out of color, composition, scale and tone. Working exclusively from the live nude, you will learn how to create convincing flesh tones in light and shadow, and volume and space, through the application of color theory. Demonstrations will show you how to use a painting knife and brush, and how to build a painting using old master, classicist, impressionist, and neoimpressionist techniques. You will learn the recipes of painting mediums and how to use them. This course will strengthen your observational skills, and you will become familiar with atmospheric perspective, linear perspective and human anatomy. There will be group discussions of student work and individual attention to the goals, needs and level of experience of each student.
Note: Please bring a newsprint pad (18x24") and compressed charcoal to the first session. This course may be taken for undergraduate credit. Please refer to FPD-1020-CE in the credit courses section of this website for details.