Earning a minor in Entertainment Design furthers your ability to effectively create 2-D images while gaining an understanding of the concept illustrator’s studio processes, business practices, and history. It encourages the creation of a variety of imagery related to storytelling for Entertainment Design applications. Topics covered include environment, character, prop design, and storyboarding. A minor in Entertainment Design enables you to become a more well-rounded artist, and provides an opportunity to create quality, portfolio-worthy pieces relevant to a variety of career opportunities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course covers advanced drawing issues from the life model emphasizing effective representation, expression, and integration of the figure in an environment. Projects address a range of approaches (including contemporary techniques and processes) and explore the relationship between style and meaning in images that depict the human figure.
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.
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.
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.
This course is an introduction to the basic skills, tools, materials, and techniques used in painting with oils. The student paints from direct observation, primarily using the still life as subject matter. Emphasis is on solving the problems of representing form in space by applying the elements of composition, perspective, value, and color. Topics include preparing supports for painting and various painting techniques. Materials used: oil paints