Design for Painters The Figure in Contemporary Painting Oil Basics Painting: Abstraction and Architecture Painting: Colour as Practice Painting: Gesture and Colour Painting: Plein Air Painting: The Expanded Field Watercolour: Art and Science World Building Through Painting
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PAINTING

Painting: Gesture and Colour (PNTGs108-18)

This course teaches the fundamentals of painting with an emphasis on colour, line and form. Subject matter includes inventive still life constructions, live models and found imagery. Students work on colour exercises sequentially, from black and white through the complementary colours, to a full palette of colour by the end of the course. This introductory course focuses on several quick and direct studies using paint on paper as opposed to making a “finished” painting. Historical and conceptual ideas surrounding painting are discussed and illustrated with slide presentations.
Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm, May 15 - Jun 19, 2019 Cancelled
Todd Lambeth
Tuition: $235.00 (18 hrs)
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Oil Basics (PNTGs166-18)

This six-week course provides a great introduction for beginner painters to work with oils and for those planning to switch from acrylics to oil. You will learn about brush handling, colour mixing, glazing and scumbling, as well as how to prepare supports. Projects include practice exercises, still life set-ups and portrait painting, as well as working from photographs and from life. You will learn how oil paint technology has progressed to the point where it is considered more environmentally safe than acrylics. You will leave the course with a solid knowledge of oil painting materials including usage, clean-up and storage. In addition you will be introduced to an array of subject matter choices that you could pursue long after the course finishes.
Thursdays 10am - 1pm, May 16 - Jun 20, 2019
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $235.00 (18 hrs)
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Painting: Abstraction and Architecture (PNTGs206-18)

In this course students study the abstract language inspired by the structural framework of architectural form, space and light and the construction/deconstruction of space in painting. Students look at how the built environment influences artists. The visual information of buildings under construction and how buildings fit into the surrounding urban structures and natural forms will be taken into consideration. Students can use acrylic and oil in the course. Mixed media and creating a three-dimensional surface will be covered. The work of abstract painters such as Charline von Heyl, Amy Sillman, Mark Bradford, and Julie Mehretu and the work of architects who are also artists such as Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Steven Holl, Maya Lin, and Louis Kahn and others will be used for inspiration. Previous painting experience recommended.
Tuesdays 10am - 1pm, May 14 - Jun 18, 2019 Cancelled
Wendy De Gros
Tuition: $235.00 (18 hrs)
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Painting: The Expanded Field (PNTGs222-18)

This adventurous course explores ways to move beyond the flat surface and rectangular format of traditional painting. The resulting works can break free of the rectangle and take on a three-dimensional or sculptural structure. In the first half of the course, projects highlight elements of experimentation in painting, providing students with a deeper exploration into materials and techniques. This experimentation will be followed by assigned projects to highlight key aspects of developing a unique conceptual voice through painting, while further developing technical skills. Images and slide presentations will be provided as a resource to help students develop their knowledge and understanding of contemporary art by reviewing slides of key artists and examples of how painting influences sculpture and installation practices. Examples of historic and contemporary artists covered will include Richard Aldrich, Francis Picabia, Angela De La Cruz, Lynda Bengalis, Robert Morris, Tal R, Yayoi Kusama, Oscar Murillo, Gabriel Orozco, Phyllida Barrow and Jessica Stockholder. No previous knowledge or experience of sculpture/installation is needed.
Wednesdays 10am - 1pm, May 15 - Jun 19, 2019 Cancelled
Claire Scherzinger
Tuition: $235.00 (18 hrs)
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Painting: Colour as Practice (PNTGs223-18)

This course offers an excellent opportunity to put colour theory into practice. You will create several paintings that employ key aspects of colour such as value, hue, intensity and temperature, as well as simple and complex colour relationships. Students who have completed Painting: Understanding Colour are encouraged to bring their completed colour binders as a ready reference. Students who have not taken colour theory can learn as they paint. An assortment of painting subjects are covered such as still life, portrait and landscape. Previous painting experience recommended.
Thursdays 2pm - 5pm, May 16 - Jun 20, 2019
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $235.00 (18 hrs)
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Watercolour: Art and Science (PNTGs230-18)

Throughout history, art and science co-existed in the with botanical and zoological drawings; diagrams of the earth’s structure and our solar systems; and in the form of medical illustrations, to give but a few examples. This course will use several branches of science such as cell biology, botany, geology, astronomy, and human physiology as a point of departure for watercolour paintings. Watercolour is the selected medium because it can be used for both drawing and painting. Basic watercolour techniques will be covered, but the focus of the course is on responding to a scientific subject in an expressive and imaginative way.
Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm, May 14 - Jun 18, 2019
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $235.00 (18 hrs)
Material Fee: $40 for high quality watercolour and drawing papers (all paper to be used in course is provided in this fee)
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Painting: Plein Air (PNTGs233-18)

Learning to paint plein air (painting outdoors from life) is a great way to truly experience an outdoor space as you will immerse yourself in the changing light, scents and sounds that surround you. These physical attributes are also informed by your own physical condition, the quality of your attention and the history of the space. This course looks at the historical, philosophical and practical applications of painting from life out-of-doors, or plein air. Of particular focus is looking at plein air painting in a contemporary context and understanding its possible role in today's world. Instructor will provide exercises that are designed to enhance your investigations of space and your observation skills. The course consists of field trips, hands-on painting as well as technical instruction and individual guidance.
Fridays 10am - 1pm, May 17 - Jun 21, 2019
Jeremy Herndl
Tuition: $235.00 (18 hrs)
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World Building Through Painting (PNTGs252-18)

This course is designed for students to elaborate on their foundation in painting, specifically on landscape and narrative painting. Through the lens of speculative fiction, students will get to experiment with painting from memory, using their surroundings, as well as digital resources to challenge the idea of what kinds of landscapes and stories could exist beyond Earth. Combined with a series of short lectures and critiques, students will be able to identify how traditional methodologies of painting have been revisited through various contemporary arts practices. Students will be encouraged to experiment to create their own worlds where non-traditional landscapes and events may exist. All exercises and projects will lead to furthering the development of their own unique voice as an artist. Previous painting experience recommended.
Tuesdays 2pm - 5pm, May 14 - Jun 18, 2019
Claire Scherzinger
Tuition: $235.00 (18 hrs)
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The Figure in Contemporary Painting (PNTGs254-18)

The figure in painting is a centuries old subject that has allowed artists to explore topics ranging from the classical (beauty, mythology, etc.) to more contemporary concerns surrounding gender, racial stereotypes, class and politics. Rather than focusing on the body exclusively as form, students will consider the figure in a more conceptual light to better understand how it is appreciated in painting today. Through visual presentations looking at internationally recognized artists who continue to paint the human form, students will find ways to express ideas in painting projects using the figure as foundation for a broader subject matter. Previous painting experience recommended.
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm, May 16 - Jun 20, 2019
Angus Ferguson
Tuition: $235.00 (18 hrs)
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Design for Painters (FNDTs206-18)

The foundation and language of any painting is composition and colour. These two elements go hand in hand: painters often do not consider the importance of a good compositional preparation and are often unaware of how a colour palette can make a good composition an exceptional painting. Xane St Phillip uses both design and colour theory knowledge to present material and develop a painter’s toolbox, the fundamentals to create dynamic and captivating compositions. Exercises will include using paper collage to discover different approaches to composition and using a paper colour palette to understand and develop personal colour schemes. Compositions will be based on abstract designs incorporating contemporary still life set-ups. Students will make several small painted studies or maquettes based on their collage constructions during the course. Examples from the world of design and 20th & 21st century art will be given to inspire students to develop their own design language. No painting experience required.
Fridays 2pm - 5pm, May 17 - Jun 21, 2019
Xane St Phillip
Tuition: $235.00 (18 hrs)
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