Students develop a personal visual vocabulary by making deliberate choices about subject matter and the handling of media. This course combines assignments, including 4 - 5 weeks of figure painting, which build technical skills and encourage explorations of distinct layering processes with the development of an independent series of paintings. Students also learn to mix paint, and experiment with different kinds of pigments, thereby developing a deeper understanding of materials. In addition to engaging with distinct processes and techniques, this course will introduce and examine contemporary trends in painting. This course takes place in tandem with ARTS 450; intermediate students share work days and critiques with advanced students.
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and 251.