ART 187 — Painting from Observation
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Sep 22—Nov 17
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm (PT)
Drop Deadline: Sep 24
Instructor(s): Katie Hawkinson
Learning to paint consists of two main endeavors—first knowing how to manipulate the medium, and then knowing what subjects to paint. These two aspects are best learned in tandem, whether the approach is realism or abstraction. In this course, we will paint from still lifes and installations from both built and natural environments. Experimenting with water-based media such as acrylic or watercolor, students will explore and gain facility with the paint itself while finding their voice through the choices they make along the way. We will discuss color, shape, line, composition, and light, and how each affects the feeling of a painting. Each week we will look at other painted works, ranging from early Roman frescoes to contemporary paintings, and there will be an additional demonstration via video.
This course is open to students of all levels, from beginners to advanced painters. Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $75–$100 on these materials.