Landscape Painting Now I Painting: Ambiguous Abstraction Painting: Introduction I Painting: Representation and Abstraction Painting: The Lure of the Local Painting: The Unseen Painting Today I
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Painting: Introduction I (PNTG101-36)

Students develop an understanding of the basic elements of painting such as shape, space and composition as well as how to develop a full colour palette in this introductory level course. There is also a focus on the material qualities of paint including mixing and application to surfaces. Students are encouraged to develop their own language and approach to painting as they learn basic techniques. Classes include hands-on demonstrations, the use of still life, found imagery, live models and photographs. Students can work in acrylics or oils. Suitable for beginners.
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm, Sep 24 - Dec 17 Classroom Delivery - FULL Waitlist
Leah McInnis
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: The Unseen (PNTG216-36)

Painting: The Unseen takes a thematic approach to painting. In this course students work on an individualized body of work concentrating in oils, acrylics, watercolors, or encaustics through an exploration and interpretation of artistic practices and concepts that branch out from notions and symbols of 'the unseen', 'the invisible', 'the spiritual' and 'the sublime'. The course will involve introductory readings, written reflections, critiques, video screenings and brief lectures, introducing the work and writings of artists like Wassily Kandinsky, Hilma af Klint, Agnes Martin, as well as contemporary expressions of 'the unseen' such as in the work of Bill Viola, Shahzia Sikander and James Turrell. Artist statements will be an important part of each painting project, demonstrating each student’s engagement with the course content. Some painting experience recommended.
Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, Sep 23 - Dec 16 Online Delivery - Cancelled
Marina DiMaio
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: Ambiguous Abstraction (PNTG232-36)

Ambiguous abstraction refers to works whose source relates to images or objects from the world. Through a process of deconstruction and transformation these forms take on an abstract quality, hovering between the real and the imaginative. This kind of work is intriguing as it is open to all kinds of possible meanings and interpretations. In opposition to 'pure abstraction' where the subject of the painting is its own form, 'ambiguous abstraction' flirts with personal and political content, and can also embrace broad topics such as memory and presence, materiality and transcendence, pattern and decoration as well as the everyday. Artists include: Fabian Maracaccio, Terry Winters, Ingrid Calame, Ian McKeever, Beatriz Milhazes, Arturo Herrera, Mark Bradford, Franz Ackermann, Julie Mehretu and Etienne Zack. Some painting experience recommended.
Thursdays 2pm - 5pm, Sep 24 - Dec 17 Online Delivery
Wendy De Gros
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: Representation and Abstraction (PNTG234-36)

This painting course addresses the various relationships between representation and abstraction. Students begin with subject matter from the world with a focus on nature and landscape, and develop methods to blend representational and abstract imagery into a personal and imaginative language of their own. The focus is on making paintings where representation and abstraction coexist in a singular work. Examples of work of contemporary painters will be shown for inspiration. Some painting experience recommended.
Fridays 2pm - 5pm, Sep 25 - Dec 18 Classroom Delivery - FULL Waitlist
Jeroen Witvliet
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting Today I (PNTG235-36)

This course offers a thematic approach to the hands-on study of painting. Topics in Painting Today I include The Photographic, The Figure and Painting Space. Class exercises and projects will be supplemented with visual presentations on historical and contemporary artists working within the specified themes. Some painting experience recommended.
Wednesdays 10am - 1pm, Sep 23 - Dec 16 Online Delivery
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Landscape Painting Now I (PNTG268-36)

This two-part course will cover a variety of approaches to contemporary landscape painting. The first part will cover an overview of landscape painting in the 20th century and then focus on new kinds of approaches to "realism" as well as post-pop abstraction and the New Romanticism movement. Projects will be supplemented by image presentations of artists including Maureen Gallace, George Shaw, David Hockney, Jules de Balincourt, Mamma Anderson and Anselm Keifer. Students can work in a painting medium of their choice including watercolour, gouache, acrylic or oils. Some painting experience is recommended. Recommended Textbook: Barry Schwabsky, Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism, Distributed Art Publishers, 2019.
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm, Sep 24 - Dec 17 Online Delivery - FULL Waitlist
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: The Lure of the Local (PNTG273-36)

This thematic-based painting course is inspired by writer and art critic Lucy Lippard's book of the same title. The focus will be on understanding our relationship to place as a source for subject matter. Projects will include ideas around memory, lands use, cities and suburbs, perception of nature, how we produce the landscape and how the landscape effects our lives. Some painting experienced required. Students can work in a painting medium of their choice (acrylic, oil, watercolour or gouache). Suitable for beginners.
Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm, Sep 23 - Dec 16 Online Delivery
Leah McInnis
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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