This second year course is meant for the advanced student and is a further exploration of painting techniques and concepts. Students will develop a more individualistic approach to various media and will be required to study the period between the early 1800's and the end of the second world war.
Total Hours: 90
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 3
VSAR 103 & 112, Grade 12 Art, or permission of instructor
Advanced Painting I and Advanced Painting II (VSAR 203/VSAR 212)
Materials: Oil, acrylic, tempera, mixed media, photographs and other collage items.
1. Sketch Books: Daily record and idea exploration
2. History Project: (On Going) Survey of a particular artist or period - one painting which utilizes the techniques and reflects the style of the chosen movement or artist. (First semester from the impressionists to the end of the second World War), from the library choose one comprehensive book which deals with your subject - inform me - read thoroughly. This project must be well researched and reflect a professional attitude toward craftsmanship. The finished work must be accompanied by substantial working drawings.
3. Review of painting 103 - (Questions)
4. Creative Sequence Development: Series, theme
The subjects that exist around us, that inspire us, require exploration and experimentation. Artists will often create many studies of a particular subject examining and re-examining every facet of it. You are unique as a creative person and you should strive to show everyone your individual response to the world about you. Through this process you develop a philosophy about art and life.
Assignment: Select a subject which interests you. (Object, person, animal, political or social idea and through a series of at least six paintings (size is flexible), DEVELOP VISUALLY and COMMUNICATE YOUR FEELINGS for that subject. One painting should lead to another. Using the materials at hand (knowing their advantages and limitations), begin to develop a new way of painting.
5. Experimental Approach to Canvas Support:
Assignment: Over the centuries artists have painted on many different things. (Cave and building wall, coffins, bodies, clear boxes, pin heads, furniture and cloth, etc.) Each surface displays a shape and texture all its own. The shape can present design problems to the artist and indeed dictates the way in which the final idea is represented.
Using wood, wire, boxes, round object, styrofoam, etc., constructed at least two different supports over which canvas can be stretched. On these supports colour ideas (paintings) will be created which will be sensitive to the overall shape of the support. This is a design problem and can be handled in a representative way or abstract, semi-abstracted way.
6. Photography in Painting
The invention of photography (has it changed painting?) Photography, since its invention, has greatly altered the way painters represent the visual data they collect (Film Slides).
Assignment: Using photos from which to copy, or in collage form with this addition of paint create two works. the camera sees all and like the photographer and painter must be selective.
7. Photography Lecture: Local photographer to show and describe individual approach to photography.
Assignment: Create an interpretive work from the photography lecture. This painting will or should reflect you interpretation of the work. A visual critique.
8. Mood Painting (Two Season)
Through the use of music and other auditory stimuli a series of small works will be produced which should reflect your individual feelings. These pieces will be experimental through interpretive recall.
9. Figures: Working from live models. (Series painting continues)
10. Materials Experimentation: Painting with non-conventional tools and materials (house and marine paints, spray bombs, stencils, etc).
11. Mural Exploration: Site analysis, selective drawings of surrounding architecture, materials discussion, execution. Guest speakers will be invited to attend as much as possible during these courses and first year students will be required to attend lectures.
Second year students will be required to mount exhibitions at the end of the year. This will require framing of works, advertising and an opening.
Gallery visits to exhibitions will be frequent and students will be required to provide a written critique on each one.
- To provide an advanced course of study in painting techniques and concepts
- To prepare transfer students for further study by the further development of a portfolio
Assignments: 60 %
Participation: 40 %
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