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					COURSE               PT 600SA: SUMMER ACADEMY—PAINTING
INSTRUCTOR           MICHAEL GALLAGHER
DAY                  TUESDAYS / JULY 13– AUGUST 3, 2010
TIME                 9 AM – 4 PM
LOCATION             ROOM 461 (4TH FLOOR) / HAMILTON BUILDING
                     128 NORTH BROAD ST (USE CHERRY ST ENTRANCE)


                             S Y L L A B U S

Course Description

This course is a general survey of the basic principles of oil painting. The control and
handling of oil paint, the dynamics of color (mixing and temperature), composition, and
the selection of subject matter will be our primary focus. This class will utilize reference
materials such as slide presentations, reproductions and, when applicable, gallery and
museum visits in order to establish a wide reference base and a historical context for
painting concepts and techniques.

Topics will include fundamental elements of painting such as:
       Choice of a support (canvas, paper or panel preparation)
       Selection of pigments and the choice of a palette (earth or prismatic)
       Brush selection and various mediums
       Values and the modeling of form
       Composition and design (positive/negative space relationships)
       Subject matter and content
       Color theory (temperature, complements and the expressive use of color)


Course Objectives

Our goal will be to understand the materials and techniques of painting and to expand
the possibilities inherent in the medium of painting as an expressive art form.
Additionally, we will begin to build a vocabulary to clearly articulate the formal qualities
to be found in a given work of art, and develop a heightened appreciation for subject
matter, content and meaning.


Course Format

          Painting and drawing exercises will be based on observation, from both the
           still life and the figure.
          Handouts will help to illuminate core concepts and techniques.

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Weekly Calendar


WEEK 1 / JULY 13         VALUE, LIGHT, & COMPOSITION IN STILL LIFE
     Review syllabus and goals of course
     Introduction to handouts, materials; pigment, paints, brushes and mediums
     Lecture and demonstration on value
     Observational techniques and measurement strategies
     Introduction to various preliminary painting techniques
     Grisaille study from observation to develop convincing form, light, and space

WEEK 2 / JULY 20         LIMITED PALETTE PAINTING FROM CAST COLLECTION
     Group critique and recap of course content thus far
     Begin color mixing and color observation with limited palette
     Understanding color relationships through the principles of
        hue, value, saturation and color temperature
     Small painting study of observed color subject

WEEK 3 / JULY 27        TWO-WEEK FIGURE STUDY
     Painting the figure in an interior context
     Developing under-painting and the use of a toned ground
     Composition and the figure in context
     Observing, mixing and painting perceived color with a limited palette
     Working from general relationships to specific relationships

WEEK 4 / AUG. 3        FIGURE STUDY (CONTINUED)
     Continue painting from life
     Group critique and recap

				
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