This course is an introduction to principles and techniques in painting portraits. Emphasis will be on learning to paint what you see through close observation. Additional study of color theory will be explored while working with gouache as a medium.
This class will cover a wide range of technical, observational and pictorial painting issues, with some exploration of abstraction and an emphasis on the history of anatomy studies in art history. Some drawing experience is recommended but not required.
Students can expect our remote teaching to be up to 4 hours of remote meeting per week and 6-8 hours of asynchronous coursework/independent work time per week, using Canvas and Zoom. I will offer alternative assignments and ways of participating if conditions or illness prevent students from accessing our synchronous meetings, which will allow students to earn comparable credit.
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There will be a prepackaged supply kit for sale in the bookstore for roughly $100. No textbook is required.