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Continuing Studies: Drawing, Painting, and General Fine Arts Courses

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CSDR 101 Learning to Draw 1.5 credits Eric Rutledge $615

Section A Meets 2/3/2015 to 4/28/2015 on Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

Students develop their ability to perceive and render forms in space on a two-dimensional surface. The course introduces basic drawing techniques and materials, with an emphasis on drawing from observation. Topics covered include line, value, gesture, composition, linear, and atmospheric perspective. Note: Students should bring an 18” x 24” newsprint pad (rough), very soft to soft vine charcoal, and a large kneaded eraser to the first class meeting. No class on March 17.
CSDR 232 Personal Narrative and the Altered Book 1.5 credits Helen Elliott $615

Section A Meets 2/17/2015 to 4/28/2015 on Tuesday from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM.

Using the format of the book’s bound, printed, and illustrated pages as a starting point,students will explore using color in unconventional ways, adding imagery through markmaking, printing, painting, transferring, stamping and also by cutting, collaging and sewing. These processes are the tools by which the artist can modify form and content by selectively adding, subtracting, enhancing, or filtering the book’s existing pages to generate a personal narrative--a fully realized amalgam of word and image. Note: $20 additional materials fee. No class on March 17.
CSIL 212 Mastering Materials 1.5 credits Sam Lacombe $615

Section A Meets 1/24/2015 to 4/11/2015 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM.

For any student who wants to explore a variety of painting and drawing techniques to further enhance their creative potential. This course will consist of a series of workshops exploring a variety of media, including indirect painting, gouache, watercolor, color pencil, egg tempera, scratchboard, pastel, and collage. Historical examples and in-depth demonstrations will be followed by hands-on experimentation culminating in a final project using the student’s technique of choice. A variety of materials will be required. Open to all disciplines. (no class on March 14 and 21)
CSPT 238 Painting II: Beyond the Basics 1.5 credits Dorothy Valakos $615

Section A Meets 2/4/2015 to 4/29/2015 on Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

For painters who have some comfort with the medium, but desire greater technical proficiency and seek a more personal direction for their work. A combination of directed assignments and individually-customized projects aim to strengthen students’ skills and further their creative processes. Participants will explore the practice of painting in a series, with consideration given to issues of theme, media, method, scale, and other criteria necessary to produce an integrated body of work. Students will be encouraged to deepen their ideas and expand their formal and conceptual vocabularies. There are no restrictions on medium, form, subject, or style. Prerequisite: CSPT 102A Learning to Paint or equivalent. Note: Participants should bring at least three examples of their work and all painting supplies to the first class meeting. No class on March 18.
NCDR 110 Open Studio Model Sessions 0 credits - TBA $95

Section A Meets 2/8/2015 to 4/26/2015 on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Section B Meets 2/17/2015 to 4/28/2015 on Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Sessions are offered for those who want to draw or paint from the live figure. Each section includes two models - one for quick poses for sketching and one for sustained drawing or painting. A class coordinator will ensure the quality of each session. No formal instruction is offered and there are no prerequisites. Note: At least 25 students must enroll in each section for it to run. Section A will not meet on March 15 and April 5 and Section B will not meet on March 17.
NCPT 156 Surveying the Scene: Contemporary Art in Baltimore 0 credits Benjamin Levy $250

Section A Meets 3/7/2015 to 4/11/2015 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Section A Meets 3/7/2015 to 4/11/2015 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Baltimore’s visual arts scene is characterized by a vibrancy and openness that rivals that of many larger cities. This course surveys a variety of contemporary art venues for those looking to become more familiar and involved with the local arts community, whether as artists, enthusiasts, or supporters. The course will include tours of galleries, alternative art spaces, artist’s studios, workshops, and art districts, such as Station North, Bromo Tower, and the mill complexes around the Jones Falls. A highlight will be a visit to the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair and the Prints and Multiples Fair on March 28. Note: Participants must provide their own transportation