Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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ARTZ 222 - Painting Studio: Portrait

Credit(s): 3

This course is designed for both beginning and more advanced students to develop the skills necessary to complete an oil portrait of a live model. Progressing from the large and less complicated structures of the human head, neck, and torso to the finer and more complex structures, the student will learn the significant topographical anatomy and employ the concepts of composition, design, perspective, color, light and shadow, character and narrative to establish a “likeness.” Each student will be encouraged to develop his or her own style. This course may be repeated for a total of nine credits. Students receiving financial aid or veteran’s benefits should check with the Financial Aid Office before repeating this course. (All Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Use basic technical aspects of paint handling and manipulation, formal composition, and color theory and mixing.
  • Discuss critical and conceptual concerns, such as visual problem solving and development of personal expression and visual language.
  • Analyze the topographic anatomy of the human head, neck, and torso to determine the distinctive features.
  • Interpolate this visual information to the digital skills necessary to drawing and painting.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in recreating on canvas the size, shape, proportion, color, and texture of a live model’s head, neck, and torso.
  • Delineate the likeness of the model in a manner which expresses an aesthetic totality.

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