Drawing and Painting
A distinct advantage of LCAD’s Drawing and Painting program is our thorough immersion in classic, respected techniques. In the centuries-old tradition of master figurative realists, you will learn to accurately and realistically depict the human body from its underlying musculoskeletal system to its surface form.
Beginning-level Fine Arts classes are designed both to help the student learn the language of visual art and to acquire the technical skills involved in creating master works of art. Whether you study Drawing and Painting, or Sculpture, you will excel in your ability to create from life. Advanced-level projects will become explorations of self-discovery and result in the development and refinement of your personal visual dialect.
The solid technical grounding you will gain at LCAD will prepare you to begin your career as an exhibiting gallery artist, to use your enhanced foundational skills to further your education in graduate school, or to prime yourself to teach.
LCAD is unique in being one of only a handful of colleges that offers classes in figurative sculpture from foundation through senior year.
LCAD’s sculpture courses not only support and complement coursework in majors like Drawing and Painting, Animation, Game Art and Illustration, but also combine to create the minor in Sculpture.
As a student of Sculpture, you will learn to work in a broad range of media, approach your work employing a variety of techniques, and work in scales up to life-size figures.
Raymond Persinger is the coordinator of the Sculpture Department. A classically trained figurative sculptor, Ray created sculpture for science museums around the world and continues to receive public art commissions.