Painting – Materials and Methods

Module Leader:
Anita Kroó
Status:
Confirmed
Year/Term:
2017-2018 Summer
Level:
Orientation
Division:
Arts and Humanities
Credit:
8

This painting course offers students in-depth study of specific concepts and processes, nurturing the development and articulation of individual constructs and creative expression.

During the course we are going to explore various methods and materials such as ink, watercolor, acrylics, direct painting, and monotype printmaking. Investigations include handling of materials and techniques, including expanding the boundaries of their physical properties. Color mixing, composition, shape and form will be areas of concern inherent in every painting project. Students will also explore visual structures and concepts in historical and contemporary contexts. The course will also include at least one or more fieldtrips to a museum or gallery. During these trips we will visit contemporary art exhibits, and interact with professional artists, curators/gallery directors.   Whether as a career path or a means to advance one’s own visual arts practice, students will be introduced to the practical concerns of working as an artist or independent curator.