Studio Art 398. Experimental Courses
Special Topics in Printmaking
This printmaking course will focus on painterly, contemporary, and safer, less toxic printmaking materials and techniques, with an emphasis on a more in-depth exploration of themes, ideas and various formats to enhance content. Students will develop a grounded creative process and expand their expressive mark-making vocabulary by exploring both additive and reductive techniques used to create monotypes and monoprints, often referred to as *unique prints*. No printmaking or painting experience is required.
Figure Drawing and Painting
This upper level class combines drawing and painting in the study of the human figure. Students work from direct observation of the model developing control of proportion, volume, three dimensional form and expression. Color mixing, composition and painting techniques will be explored through extended projects and critiques. There will be two large- scale painting projects: a self –portrait and a painting of a life-size clothed figure. Materials will include paper, canvas, acrylic paint, pencil, charcoal and other drawing materials. Prerequisite: Drawing I