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PAD 1100: 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.

Credits: 3

Department: Liberal Studies
PAD 1212: Intermediate 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.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: (PAD1211 Or SOA1030 ) Or GPA1150

Department: Liberal Studies
PAD 2015: Drawing from Nature

Designed for all levels, beginning through advanced, this course uses the Purchase campus and environs as its subject. Students work with a variety of drawing materials, developing their abilities to observe and interpret landscape. May be repeated once for credit.Note: The class meets in the studio for the first session and during inclement weather. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to off-campus sites.

Credits: 3

Department: Liberal Studies
PAD 2040: 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.

Credits: 3

Department: Liberal Studies
PAD 2075: Drawing From Nature

Designed for all levels, beginning through advanced, this course uses the Purchase campus and environs as its subject. Students work with a variety of drawing materials, developing their abilities to observe and interpret landscape. The class meets in the studio for the first session and during inclement weather. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to off-campus sites.

Credits: 3

Department: Liberal Studies
VIS 1350: Sculpture and Dance Intensive: From Theory to Studio

A two-week arts intensive for students in other disciplines (closed to majors in the School of Art+Design). An arts-based tool set is introduced to enhance students’ intellectual, creative, and social growth by developing project-based strategies, from idea to implementation. The objective is to build dynamic collaboration and self-critical skills, and to merge artistic modes of thinking and practices into problem-solving processes, while establishing a bonding dynamic and interdisciplinary spirit among its participants.

Credits: 3

Department: Liberal Studies
PHO 1101: Introduction to Digital Photography

An introduction to the techniques, current practices, and history surrounding digital photography. Editing techniques are covered, with attention to image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop and RAW files. Composition, lighting, point of view, and use of narrative are explored. A digital camera is required; cameras may be borrowed, as available, from Campus Technology Services. Students may not earn credit for both PHO 1100 (offered by the School of Art+Design) and PHO 1101.

Credits: 3

Department: Liberal Studies
PHO 2105: Intro to B&W Photography

Designed to provide a solid foundation in the basic techniques of black and white photography and darkroom procedures, this course concentrates on developing and printing a series of photographic assignments, along with demonstrations, critiques, and presentations of selected photographers’ work. After a review of basic skills, intermediate students select a theme and develop a photographic series. Students need a 35mm camera and light meter.

Credits: 3

Department: Liberal Studies
PHO 3755: Introduction to Photoshop

An introduction to the basic concepts and techniques of Photoshop CC. Exposure, composition, color, retouching, resolution, and preparation of image files for on-screen and print use are among the techniques covered. Assignments include both technical and aesthetic concerns.

Credits: 2

Department: Liberal Studies