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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 102 Drawing II 1.5 credits Eric Rutledge $630

Section A Meets 5/26/2015 to 7/28/2015 on Tuesday from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM.

Continuation of Learning to Draw, further develops observational skills and technical mastery of various drawing media., explores a range of compositional issues in relation to exercises in perception and begin to work from a live model. Prepares students to work more independently and to take intermediate-level drawing classes. Prerequisite: Learning to Draw—or equivalent experience. Note: This course may be repeated for credit
CSDR 207 Pastels 1 credit David Little $420

Section A Meets 6/9/2015 to 7/2/2015 on Tuesday,Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:40 PM.

This course introduces the materials and techniques of pastel painting- combining the pure, rich color of paint with the directness and spontaneity of drawing- along with related media such as conte crayon and gouache. Subjects include still life, portraiture and landscape. Consideration will be given to the effective and expressive use of color, ranging from bold and brilliant to subtle and subdued. Note: On the first day of class, students should bring a set of 15 (or more) soft/chalk pastels (Rembrandt brand is recommended), an 18" x 24" pad with assorted colors of pastel papers, two conte crayons in Sanguine Medici color and a kneaded eraser.
CSPT 104 Painting the Landscape and Cityscape in Watercolor 1 credit Samantha Rausch $420

Section A Meets 5/30/2015 to 7/25/2015 on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Students will explore a range of approaches as they learn the fundamentals of plein air painting in watercolor. Painting outdoors in both pastoral and urban settings, students will learn how to observe the interaction of color and light in nature and render form and atmosphere by establishing successful color relationships in their work. Students will discover methods for organizing space in their compositions to achieve balance and clarity as they engage with subjects with increasing degrees of complexity.
CSPT 160 Color for Painters 1.5 credits Dorothy Valakos $630

Section A Meets 5/21/2015 to 6/23/2015 on Tuesday,Thursday from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM.

For both beginning and intermediate painters who want to use color more effectively in their work, this course demystifies color through a hands-on, practical approach. Students begin by sharpening their perception of “local” or naturalistic color and its relationship to light, value, form and space, and refining their ability to mix color accurately. From there, students embark on an investigation of the expressive and symbolic use of color to convey atmosphere, mood and meaning. As they gain confidence, they’ll learn how to exploit “found” color -- the incidental colors and color relationships that emerge on the palette and canvas while working -- to achieve increasingly sophisticated results. Prerequisite: Learning to Paint (CSPT 201A) or equivalent experience.
DR 252 Life Drawing 3 credits Mark Tennant $1590

Section A Meets 5/27/2015 to 6/24/2015 on Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

An intensive study of the nude. Issues of form, structure, volume, movement, composition, and expressive possibilities are explored and practiced. Recommended sophomore course.
DR 392 Watercolor Drawing 3 credits Randi Reiss-McCormack $1590

Section A Meets 5/26/2015 to 6/23/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Varied approaches to watercolor as drawing medium. Emphasis on handling of wash areas and brush strokes in traditional and experimental ways; on use of color, on representation of volumes and spaces, and on techniques unique to watercolor medium.
NCDR 110 Open Studio Model Sessions 0 credits - TBA $75

Section A Meets 5/26/2015 to 7/7/2015 on Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Section B Meets 5/31/2015 to 7/12/2015 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.
PT 200 Painting II 3 credits Andrew Karnes $1590

Section A Meets 5/26/2015 to 6/12/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,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 James Condron $1590

Section A Meets 5/27/2015 to 6/24/2015 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.