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Drawing & Painting: Academic-Year Courses

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Course Descriptions (all)
Academic-Year Courses (Fall, Spring)
Summer Courses

FALL 2015 Certificate Courses

In addition to the tuition (and lab fee, where noted), there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. For more information, please refer to Courses with Noncredit Options.

Fundamentals of Painting
This course develops each student’s unique personal vision and style. Students are encouraged to be creative and to develop “image books” and sequential paintings to foster awareness of their own emergent tendencies. Students learn the fundamental aspects of painting and visual form, including color theory, thematic development, composition, palette and canvas preparation, and painting media and techniques.
Lab fee: $56
PAD1100 / noncredit option: $520 + $56 lab fee
Roger Hendricks
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 1–Dec. 15
Visual Arts building, Room 2021

hybrid courses iconArt of the ’80s, ’90s, and 21st Century
A retrospective and prospective point of view is used to analyze contemporary art, beginning with the many coexisting styles and schools of the pluralistic 1970s, progressing to the powerful neo-expressionist images of the 1980s, and then considering the globalism of the 1990s. Discussions also contemplate the increasingly provocative content of much recent art and the 21st-century fusion of existing styles.
Note: This course is a hybrid course (60 percent online and 40 percent in person). Classes meet on Sept. 1 and 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 3 and 24, and Dec. 15. Please visit for details.
ARH3520 / noncredit option: $625
James Bergesen
Tues., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 1–Dec. 15
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Life Drawing
This studio/art history course offers each student the opportunity to draw from a live model as well as from the wealth of art history’s famous masters like Rembrandt and da Vinci. The form and structure of the model are explored in a variety of media. Traditional and modern drawing concepts are introduced, including gesture, contour, relational technique, value, and composition.
Lab fee: $56
PAD2070 / noncredit option: $520 + $56 lab fee
Roger Hendricks
Wed., 2:30–5:50 p.m.
Sept. 2–Dec. 16
Visual Arts building, Room 2016

Picasso: The Man, His Art, and His Critics
Deified, demonized, or mythologized, Pablo Picasso remained indisputably the consummate artist of the 20th century. As a painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and set designer, Picasso absorbed techniques and traditions culled from various Western and non-Western art sources. Students study his numerous styles, from his early academic exercises through the Blue Period, Rose Period, African Period, Cubism, and Surrealism, and his influence on other artists.
ARH3100 / noncredit option: $625
Beth Gersh-Nesic
Thurs., 6:30–9:50 p.m.
Sept. 3–Dec. 17
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Updated July 10, 2015

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