ART 01 — Basic Painting in Acrylics
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Jan 15—Feb 12
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Jan 28
Instructor(s): Michael Azgour
Jan 15—Feb 12
This introductory course will acquaint students with the primary aspects of painting. Students will develop a greater understanding of composition and develop their paint-handling skills through exercises that focus on painting from still life using acrylic paint on canvas. Class time will concentrate on brief demonstrations, exercises with individual assistance from the instructor, and group critiques. Focus topics include color theory, mixing and applying acrylic paint, value relationships, composition, proportions, and depth. We will also briefly discuss abstraction and relevant art historical movements.
Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $75–$125 on these materials.
Michael Azgour, Artist; Curator; Lecturer, Architectural Design Program, StanfordMichael Azgour’s work addresses the impact of digital imagery on contemporary culture. Azgour’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe. His work is part of dozens of collections, including a recent acquisition of three large works by Stanford’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. 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.