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ART 99 — Portrait Painting: Three Paintings, Three Ways

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jun 28—Aug 16
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 11
Units: 2
Tuition: $600
Instructor(s): Yvette Deas
Limit: 17
6:30—9:30 pm
Jun 28—Aug 16
8 weeks
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Jul 11
2 Units
Yvette Deas
In this portrait-painting course, students will complete three portraits, each utilizing a different technique and medium. We will look at a variety of artists for inspiration, and we will have time to polish each painting to completion. The course will begin with a lecture and demonstration of materials and handling, covering paint, brush, and palette, with an overview of media and color mixing, followed by a slide overview. The first painting will be executed in the style of the Old Masters with a focus on the Mannerist work of Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileschi. This gives us an excuse to play with reductive painting, grisaille, glazing, wet-into-wet blending, and dry-brush blending. The second portrait will exploit the strategies of the Impressionists, with loose, gestural brushwork and thick, sculptural paint. The final portrait will be in the Photorealist style, with techniques to speed up painting.

This course is designed for students of all levels. Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $350–$400 on these materials. The instructor will supply a materials list before the course begins.

Yvette Deas, Lecturer, Art & Art History, Stanford

Yvette Deas’s work focuses on the idiosyncratic and personal, and the metaphoric potential within the human form. She received an MFA from Stanford, as well as the Centennial Teaching Award. In 2017, her work was part of the traveling group exhibition With Liberty and Justice for Some..., and her “Dissection Series” is on view at Stanford’s Division of Clinical Anatomy. She most recently showed in “Radiance” at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center in San Diego. Her work can be viewed at yvettedeas.org.

Textbooks for this course:

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