Laguna College of Art + Design

Drawing + Painting Minor

REPRESENTATIONAL DRAWING + PAINTING

LCAD’s Drawing + Painting Minor offers you intensive instruction in representational drawing and painting with an emphasis on classical and contemporary methods and techniques.

 

The Drawing + Painting Minor curriculum encourages your individual artistic accomplishment and is designed to give you the skills necessary to develop your personal concepts.

Course Listing

Intermediate Figure Drawing

Course ID: FA201
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FD150 + FD151 OR FD151 + FD166
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course covers figure drawing from the draped and undraped model, emphasizing accurate representation of surface anatomy, proportion, gesture, weight, balance, structure, and light-logic in a variety of drawing media. It also includes drawing from the head with an introduction to the general rules of proportion as they relate to portraiture and to the investigation of individual features: eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hair and skeletal structure as they relate to the entire human head.

Introduction to Figure Painting

Course ID: FA202
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FD150, FD151
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to painting the draped and undraped life model with emphasis on direct observation and accurate representation. Students learn to convincingly depict the life model through the study of light sources, color palettes and compositional devices using various painting techniques. The course also includes an introduction to portrait painting with an emphasis on accurate representation of the head and upper torso.

Painting 2

Course ID: FA203
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FD154
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This painting course emphasizes accurate representation, composition, light logic, advanced color mixing, and further study of material and techiques of painting by studying "master painters." Students paint primarily from observation, but also in combination with photographic sources. Subject matter includes still life and landscape. Historical and contemporary approaches and concepts are explored.

Color + Figuration: Intermediate Figure Painting

Course ID: FA206
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FA201, FA202
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of painting the life model, emphasizing observation and accurate representation. Students convincingly depict the life model through the study of light sources, color palettes, and compositional devices using various painting techniques. Projects include a draped figure and extended poses with the figure in an environment.

Advanced Figure Drawing 1

Course ID: FA301
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FA201, FA202
Requirement: R
Course Description:
Continued perceptual study of the human form. This course investigates gesture, movement, spatial relationships, foreshortening, anatomical studies, light and shade, composition, color harmony, and the figure in environment. Students learn to make visual and artistic decisions in the context of historical and contemporary figure-drawing styles.

Intermediate Portraiture

Course ID: FA302
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FA201, FA202
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course includes drawing and painting from the model with emphasis on accurate representation of the head and upper torso. Students examine surface anatomy, light sources, color relationships, and compositional devices. Historical and contemporary approaches to portraiture are studied.

Quick Studies

Course ID: FA303
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FA203
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course is a studio painting course which provides students the opportunity to master the art of high-energy quick painting. Class projects stress color, composition, paint handling and subject matter. Students learn the importance of editing information through the use of color, edge and value control. Students are encouraged to develop their personal style and content of their work.

Materials + Techniques 1

Course ID: FA304
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FA203
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course studies traditional and contemporary drawing and painting materials and techniques. Students experience a variety of media including silver point, oil, and egg tempera. Topics include oil paint, mediums, solvents, canvas and panel preparation, paint making, and permanence.

Advanced Figure Painting 1

Course ID: FA305
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FA206
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course provides an opportunity for students to work intensively from the life model. This course enables the advanced student to focus on value and color relationships and how the function of light dictates the relationships we see.

Experimental Drawing

Course ID: FA306
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FA206
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course explores interpretive drawing and experimentation with drawing media and new techniques. Projects include still-life and landscape. Students work on the development of the sketch to a finished drawing while considering the formal elements of composition, spatial relationships, value, contrast, color, texture, and pattern. Media include charcoal and pastels.

The Figure in Environments

Course ID: FA307
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FA204, FA206
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course focusses on the use of linear and observational perspective and representational drawing and painting techniques to place one or more figures correctly and convincingly within an environment. Students will be introduced to a working methodology for composing figures in an environment that includes development of compositions constructed while using multiple sources including photography, life drawing, life painting, and gathered source material. Preparatory drawings, introduction to basic and intermediate perspective techniques, perspective as a means to correct distortion in source photos, and methods for transferring and scaling preparatory drawings will be explored in depth.

Watercolor 1

Course ID: FA308
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FD154
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to water-based media with an emphasis on transparent watercolor. Students learn the basic techniques of flat washes, graduated washes, and wet-into-wet applications. Stretching paper, transparent glazes, dry brush, and experimental techniques are also explored. Subjects include still life, landscape, and the portrait.

Advanced Figure Painting 2

Course ID: FA405
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FA305
Requirement: E
Course Description:
This advanced course provides an opportunity for students to work intensively from the life model. This course enables the advanced student to pursue a focused, sustained approach to painting the figure from life. Individual expression is emphasized.

Watercolor 2

Course ID: FA406
Course Credits: 3
Pre-Requisite: FA308
Requirement: E
Course Description:
This course further develops the use of water-based media. Students are encouraged to work from life, photographs, imagination, and to pursue individual projects. Students are also encouraged to explore the expressive and stylistic range of traditional and opaque watercolor. Research into historical and contemporary watercolor artists, culminating in a short research report to the class.

Advanced Portraiture

Course ID: FA451
Course Credits: 3
Requirement: E
Course Description:
Further explorations into drawing and painting from the model with emphasis on accurate representation of the head and upper torso. Students examine surface anatomy, light sources, color relationships, and compositional devices. Historical and contemporary approaches to portraiture are studied.

Fundamentals of Drawing + Perspective

Course ID: FD150
Course Credits: 3
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This is an introduction to drawing, covering the basic technical skills and materials necessary to create convincing representations of simple or complex still-life forms with an emphasis on applied perspective. Students are introduced to composition and the concepts of creating volume and space utilizing lines as measurement, construction drawing, value and linear perspective systems. Materials include graphite and charcoal.

Fundamentals of Figure Drawing

Course ID: FD151
Course Credits: 3
Requirement: R
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to drawing the human form. Students work from the draped and undraped model. Emphasis is on accurate representation of the figure utilizing observation with the elements of gesture, measurement, construction line, volume, proportion, and surface anatomy. Materials include graphite and charcoal.