Form and Process: Introduction to Painting (PAI2107.01)

Colin Brant

This course introduces a variety of materials, techniques and approaches to working with oil paint. Emphasis is placed on developing and understanding of color, form and space as well as individual research and conceptual concerns. The daily experience of seeing, along with examples from art history and contemporary art, provide a base from which investigations are made. Formal, poetic, and social implications within paintings both from class and from a wide-ranging selection of practicing artists are examined and discussed. Students complete work weekly. There are regular group critiques and individual reviews, reading assignments and lectures by visiting artists. A high degree of motivation is expected.

Although students will be asked to respond to questions presented in class, and specific assignments will be given throughout this course, it is the objective of this class to provide the skills necessary for the student to confidently pursue self-designed projects.

Learning Outcomes:
Learn the fundamentals of using oil paints.
Learn how to see color in the world and mix color in paint.
Learn how a painting can create meaning.
Learn how to look at paintings and think critically.
Learn how to work creatively.
Learn how to be open to creative process.
Learn about the context of making a painting.
Learn how to develop and follow through self guided projects.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every Term

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