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

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CSDR 239 The Face and Figure in Pastels 1 credit David Little $420

Section A Meets 6/7/2016 to 6/30/2016 on Tuesday,Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9:40 PM.

Combining the pure, rich color of paint with the directness and spontaneity of drawing, pastels are a versatile and expressive medium for rendering the human form. This course introduces basic materials and methods for rendering the figure in pastels and other related media. The course begins with a review of basic anatomy, starting with the face and proceeding to the figure. Students will use a monochromatic approach to capture tonal structure with charcoal and conté crayon, and then progress to the use of full color. In subsequent sessions, color options and pastel techniques will broaden to encompass a range of expressive effects, from subtle realism to bold invention. Students will also gain exposure to working on different supports, including toned paper, canvas and sandpaper. Lectures with slide presentations will trace various artists' use of the pastel medium from its beginnings in the 16th century to the present day. Note: Please bring a Strathmore (or other brand) 18 x 24” pad with assorted colors of pastel paper, a box of soft vine charcoal, a kneaded eraser and one can of workable fixative to the first class.
CSDR 254 Drawing Nature: Specimens from The Natural History Society of MD 1 credit Brittany Roger $420

Section A Meets 5/17/2016 to 6/28/2016 on Tuesday from 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM.

It is said that Nature is the greatest designer of all. Students in this course, which is suitable for all levels, hone their drawing skills by focusing on specimens from the outstanding collection of the Natural History Society of Maryland, which includes beautiful gems, minerals, plants, fossils, seashells and coral, as well as preserved insects, butterflies and moths, reptiles, birds and mammals. On site at NHSM and under the guidance of a drawing instructor, participants will focus each week on a different aspect of the collection, spending time to closely observe, study and render a variety of fascinating natural forms. Consideration will be given to the expressive use of line, contour, shape, tone, texture, pattern, gesture and mark-making to achieve a realistic likeness. Outside of class, students will keep weekly nature journals as a way of furthering their use of drawing to facilitate authentic inquiry into the natural world.
CSPT 242 Street Art 101 3 credits Richard Best $1590

Section A Meets 5/18/2016 to 8/10/2016 on Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Through a series of lectures, studios, and assignments, students will embolden their ability to practice street art. Areas covered include stencil making, wheat pasting, familiarization with aerosol and bucket paint techniques, lift truck operations and safety procedures, mural design, composition and scaling, and artwork documentation. Course culminates with a final mural project.
DR 252 Life Drawing 3 credits Daniel Perkins $1590

Section A Meets 5/27/2016 to 6/24/2016 on Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This intensive study of the nude explores issues of form, structure, volume, movement, and composition. Expressive possibilities are also explored and practiced. Prerequisites: FF 198 and FF 199. Recommended sophomore course
DR 298X Studio Drawing: Painterly 3 credits Caitlin Berndt $1590

Section A Meets 5/31/2016 to 6/28/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This course emphasizes issues of representational drawing and draftsmanship that reach beyond their most familiar and traditional linear expression to incorporate greater range of mark-making and media as in works of such artists as Rembrandt, Boya, Tiepolo, and Diebenkorn. Students explore relationships between line and mass, observation, and experimentation. Fulfills studio drawing requirement. Recommended sophomore course.
FF 150 Painting I 3 credits Caleb Kortokrax $1590

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/24/2016 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Presents the fundamental principles and techniques of painting. Through a wide range of problems, students learn about preparation of various supports, use of painting tools, color mixing, and analyzing surface qualities. Integration of drawing and design concepts are emphasized as students investigate color-value connections, articulation of form, composition, and spatial relationships. Working primarily from observation, students explore subjects ranging from still life, interiors, landscapes, and cityscapes, to self-portraits and the figure.
NCDR 110 Open Studio Model Sessions 0 credits - TBA $75

Section A Meets 5/24/2016 to 7/5/2016 on Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Section B Meets 5/22/2016 to 7/10/2016 on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 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 May 29.
PT 200 Painting II 3 credits Caleb Kortokrax $1590

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/24/2016 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Consolidates concepts and methods from FF 150 Painting I and leads students to expanded perceptual awareness. Projects may include still life, landscape, and the figure, as well as abstract and conceptual concerns to enhance each student's formal and personal development. There is ongoing concern with painting materials and techniques. May not be repeated for credit.
PT 300 Painting:Personal Directions 3 credits William Smith $1590

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/22/2016 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

This course is geared to intermediate/advanced-level students who have a sense of commitment to painting and seek a personal direction that fulfills their identity as painters. Focusing on developing each student's artistic identity, this course has no in-class studio experiences; rather, it focuses on group and individual critiques. Work is done outside of class. There are no restrictions on medium, form or subject (abstract or representational). Class size is limited.