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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 $630

Section A Meets 9/17/2015 to 12/10/2015 on Thursday 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.
CSPR 235 Woodcut 1.5 credits Ursula Minervini $630

Section A Meets 9/12/2015 to 11/14/2015 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM.

Drawing inspiration from historical and contemporary woodcut prints, students learn the fundamentals of relief printmaking as they explore a variety of woodcut tools, materials, and techniques. The dramatic effects of simple black and white printing are explored, as well as the use of multiple blocks to create colorful images. This course offers an excellent introduction for beginners while providing opportunities for advanced students to hone their skills and create a new body of work. Note: A $20 materials fee, to be paid to the instructor on the first class, will cover the cost of test blocks and some shared supplies. Note: No class on October 17.
NCDR 110 Open Studio Model Sessions 0 credits - TBA $105

Section A Meets 9/27/2015 to 12/13/2015 on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Section B Meets 9/29/2015 to 12/8/2015 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 October 18 and November 29 and Section B will not meet on October 20.