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ARST 120 - Introduction to Figure Painting

FC ARHU
4 credits
Students will work from a live model using oil paint. The challenge of working from a live model is to remember that the entire surface of the painting is the content, even though the figure is the subject. Therefore, you will learn the formal elements of color, building form and volume, how to create the illusion of space, composition and some anatomy. These tools will help you to use the figure as a means of self-expression. If students can arrange their schedules this course can be taken sequentially with Intermediate Painting: Narrative and the Contemporary Figure. The courses are related and it provides a full year’s experience to learn to paint.
Prerequisites & Notes: A drawing class is recommended.



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