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ART 214 — Advanced Painting: Exploring the Modern and Abstract

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Apr 4—May 30
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Apr 17
Units: 2
Tuition: $600
Addtl. Fee: $5 (non-refundable)
Limit: 17
Instructor(s): Katie Hawkinson
Status: Closed
6:30—9:30 pm
Apr 4—May 30
9 weeks
Drop By
Apr 17
2 Units
Addtl. Fee: $5 (non-refundable)
Katie Hawkinson
In this course, students will work on developing a stronger sense of their own voices within the creative process. As painters gain proficiency, they often work on a series in order to explore an idea beyond a single attempt. This approach allows for a concentration that helps build a body of work. During this course, students will work on their own series of paintings, and they will be encouraged to keep a painting journal to help document their visual thoughts. Class time will be dedicated to slide lectures of art from ancient to contemporary times, individual and group critique, and actual painting. Students will be encouraged to visit galleries and museums so they can see paintings in person and deepen their knowledge of making and exhibiting artwork. The course will culminate in the completion of a body of work and a group exhibit on Monday, June 4, from 6:00–9:00 pm.

Prior painting, drawing, or collage experience is expected. Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $75–$100 on these materials. This course includes a non-refundable materials fee of $5 to be paid at the time of registration.

This is the second in a sequence of two courses on modern and abstract painting. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.

Katie Hawkinson, Lecturer, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

Katie Hawkinson has worked in a range of media and processes, including oil painting, egg tempera, drawing, and printmaking, in order to respond to the richness of the environment that inspires her. She received an MFA in painting from the University of Washington. Her work can be viewed at katiehawkinson.com.

Textbooks for this course:

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