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Intro to Painting: Organizing Visual Space

ARTDES 205 .2


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 60
Instructor(s): Brienza, Joyce
Schedule: MonWed 11:00a-1:15p
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

The visual sur­face of a paint­ing invites imag­i­na­tive engage­ment by imply­ing space and move­ment that do not exist except in a viewer’s acts of per­cep­tion. This course focuses on build­ing knowl­edge of the basic tools of oil paint­ing in order to cre­ate this engage­ment intel­li­gently. Through a series of paint­ings from obser­va­tion as well as from imag­i­na­tion, stu­dents inves­ti­gate the poten­tial of color, sur­face, mark, and form to cre­ate spaces and move­ment that refer to the exter­nal world as well as to those that are unique to the pic­to­r­ial plane. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in both the fall and win­ter terms of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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