SF ART INSTITUTE INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED PAINTING
Wednesdays, June 5 - August 7, 2013
6:30pm - 9:30pm
This course is designed
for motivated and independent artists. Students in this course are encouraged to develop an original body of work, to engage
conceptual issues in their painting, to express mood with power, and to experiment with materials – to make art with
as much “ambition” as possible – however you define it.
ISSUES EXPLORED IN THE CLASS
Abstraction Improvisation or mathematical procedure ... blends of "real" & "abstract?"
Materials As subject matter (texture, found objects, assemblage, etc)
Art History (Europe) Art which refers to European art history in theme and composition
Art History (Not Europe) Global culture, "Third World," folk art, "outsider" art, children
The Body Allegory (figure) or Individual Identity (in portraits)
Psychology Dream, Myth, Archetype, Shamanistic traditions...
Fact, Fantasy, Utopia. Abstraction; Nature Untamed, or Nature Destroyed
- society Sociology, history, war and peace
Politics - identity Gender and
Politics - technology Science as subject or as procedure
Pop Art Low Culture and High Culture
Spaces Institutional art, installation, time-based, community collaboration
Vitamin P: New Perspectives
in Painting by Barry Schwabsky
WEEK BY WEEK
- Course project a series of paintings
- Value and the illusion of "light"
and the illusion of "light" and "space"
- Figure and
- Mixed Media
- Text and Poetry in Painting
painting concept I
- Contemporary painting concept II
- Final Crit
See materials list for "Colorful Painting," above.