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ART 200 W — Advance Your Art: Take Your Painting to the Next Level

Quarter: Winter
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 7 weeks
Date(s): Jan 23—Mar 10
Refund Deadline: Jan 26
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $500
Instructor(s): Michael Azgour
Limit: 26
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Flex Online(About Formats)
Jan 23—Mar 10
7 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 26
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Michael Azgour
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Is your painting practice stuck in low gear? Do you have an ambitious idea for a painting or series but aren’t yet sure how to pull it off? Would you thrive with the right combination of structure and the freedom to develop your own ideas? This course will offer the opportunity for individual attention, thoughtful discussion in small groups, and focused study in order to develop a group of paintings in the style and medium of your choice. Each student will propose three paintings early in the course and will develop them throughout the term. The instructor will give students personal feedback, focusing on composition, concept, and process to help them elevate the strength and quality of their work. We will meet weekly, alternating between small-group sessions and meetings with the entire class. Students will be invited to interact daily by posting their progress on the course discussion boards. A final project will be complemented by optional assignments, tightly edited video demonstrations, and online resources curated to encourage experimentation and critical analysis. By the end of the course, students will have created paintings that showcase their progress in terms of process, practice, concept, and execution.

This course is open to students who work in any painting medium and style. Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course, the cost of which will depend on students’ individual needs.

Artist; Lecturer, Architectural Design Program, Stanford

Michael Azgour is a contemporary figurative artist whose paintings contemplate the space between perception and reality. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the US, Europe, and Asia. His work can be viewed at azgour.com.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.