Figurative Painting Studio

Course Information

Course code: ARTS28263
Term offered: Second year, second term

Course Description

Adventuring through a wide range of contemporary and traditional approaches to the Figure, students create paintings that help them explore the descriptive and expressive nature of figurative painting. In addition, students explore their specific areas of interest in the context of a figure related major project.


Assignment One

Reproduction project - Like Optical Detectives, with paint, brush and their choice of medium, students analyze a painting and reproduce it.

Assignment Two

Head Trip, Part One. Students explore painting expressive facial features in their choice of paint medium.

Assignment Three

Head Trip, Part Two. Students explore creative and expressive distortion through the manipulation of scale, proportion,? colour and paint application.

Assignment Four

Studio Sessions. Students explore a diverse range of approaches to working from the figure.