Working from the figure, students will start by exploring semi-realistic styles and then move on to deconstruct the figure into more abstract shapes. Color, tone and line will be continuously explored. At times, projects will address the fine line between realism and abstraction. Glazing techniques, as well as transparent to impressionistic impasto painting, will be demonstrated. We will break down the figure and study a concentrated, expressive brush stroke. Finally, students will work on abstracted shapes of the body-pushing angles, reinventing curves, twisting torsos and elongation. Students will complete approximately eight finished pieces by the end of the course. NOTE: Please bring paints and canvas (18x24") to the first session.
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