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Spring Community Education Courses Online

CSPT 240: Expressive Portraiture $695.00

Course Description

ONLINE. In this class students will explore different ways to convey feelings through color and facial expression. With an emphasis on personality and emotion, students in this course will paint expressive portraits while learning effective ways to apply paint that go beyond technique to evoke meaning. Examining the work of contemporary artists, students will receive color palette tips for painting various skin tones and facial structures. By the end of this course students will have a series of portraits that explore the relationship between people and space, narrative, and dramatic lighting.

Term: Spring 2023

Section A meets January 23, 2023 to April 3, 2023
On Monday from 6:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Instructor: Christopher Batten
Credits: 1.50

CSPT 243: Painting in Oil $695.00

Course Description

ONLINE: This foundational course introduces the novice painter to the essential concepts and techniques of oil painting, emphasizing the careful observation of subjects ranging from still life to self-portrait and the figure. Class sessions explore the varied uses of paint as a material and its ability to render form and space through descriptive, expressive, and symbolic means. Topics covered include basic technical control of materials and tools, methods of paint application, color mixing, and the preparation of the painting surface (paper, hardboard, and canvas). Slide lectures convey the medium’s nearly limitless expressive potential through a variety of historical and contemporary examples.

Term: Spring 2023

Section A meets February 9, 2023 to April 20, 2023
On Thursday from 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Instructor: Duane Lutsko
Credits: 1.50