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.
Intermediate Figure Drawing
FD150 + FD151
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
FD150 + FD151
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 historical and contemporary 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: Int Fig Painting
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.
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.
Materials + Techniques 1
FA203 or IL214
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 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 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 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.
Fundamentals of Painting
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
Fundamentals of Figure Drawing
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.