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Outline *Subject to change

Make UP Class for class for Thursday falling on Thanksgiving.

Choose two of three activities, dates TBA:

  • Friday PM 6- 9pm 

Museum Trip (if possible)

  • Saturday 10am-2 pm
    Studio Visits

OR

  • Saturday afternoon outdoor 
    painting session

Week One September 10th

Class Overview, Presentations as Introduction.

To begin each participant will provide a brief presentation of two of their own paintings along with two images of other artist’sof influence. (please organize these four images on a flash drive) Work may be from the first year at NYAA or before enteringgraduate school.

Homework: Week one

  • Re-watch a favorite film. Consider why this is your favorite film and why you have been drawn to it. 
  • Capture at least at least 10 screen shots of this film. 
  • Create 3 or 4 studies inspired by the original ten in any medium or your choice. Consider the composition, value structure and color scheme, what can you extrapolate and synthesize into a painted language.

Weeks Two-Six   September 17th– October 8th

Painting One: Building Worlds
Process: Maquette/Model -or- Onsite/Plein air Painting.

The First painting involves a perceptual response to an in class tableau set up with figures, a complex space and narrative structure. During this first exercise students will bring in objects of personal significance to combine with and create his/her own constructed narrative upon the arrangement of models. A historical painting will be the inspiration and spatial aid for this painting. An Indirect technical methodduring the first painting is encouraged, substrate possibilities discussed.

Homework: Weeks Two – Six

  • Build model or create a painted study of onsite location take many photos
  • Other activities: Mind Mapping to Further Identify Subject Matter, Collecting Images and Identify at least two artists to adopted for guidance.
  • Finish Painting One

Make Up Class Option 1:

Plein Air Painting, Saturday September 26th   Hour TBA  Rain date: Saturday October 3rd

Designed for those interested in integrating/merging the perceptual experience of painting from life with an otherwise unrelated environment.

October 15th: Critique of first Painting

Weeks Seven-Ten   October 15th– November 5th

Painting TwoLooking Out
Process: Collage

The Second painting will require visual research and documentation of an actual observed location outside of the studio to be used as a naturalistic setting for a figurative composition. Model(s) will be provided in class for students to document references according to theneeds of their setting.  A Direct or Classical  Alla Prima painting method will be suggested.

Studio Visits Scheduled *

Homework: Weeks 7 – 10

  • Find a location to use as an environment (out of the classroom) take photos
  • Create a composition using collage (digital or analog) of an environment/place (due October 22)
  • Finish Painting Two

November 12th Critique of Second Painting 

Weeks Eleven- Fourteenth (November 12th– December 10th)

Painting Three: Making the Impossible a Reality

Process: Self-directed

The Third painting will be based on an imaginative concept with the figurative subject placed in a “re-constructed reality”. Thematic sources can bepulled from memories, dreams, history, books, movies and or imagination. References will be explored for setting the image in a fully realized time andspace. Model sessions and studio physical set ups will be used for gathering references according the student’s compositional needs. 

Participants will choose to employ methods, Indirect, Direct or a specified combination of the two painting methods, along with the best-suited substrates and materials for Second and Third painting assignments.  ­The use of perceptually  based  sketches, reference  drawings, and  color  sketches,along   with experimental photographic documentation, collage, model building or digital tools will be employed to fully realize their artistic goals.

Homework: Weeks 11 – 14

  • Choose any method to create space; build models, create studies onsite, take photos, create a collage, work purely from imagination or a combination thereof to create a desired environment.
  • Finish Painting Three

Outline *Subject to change

Make UP Class for class for Thursday falling on Thanksgiving.

Choose two of three activities, dates TBA:

  • Friday PM 6- 9pm 

Museum Trip (if possible)

  • Saturday 10am-2 pm
    Studio Visits

OR

  • Saturday afternoon outdoor 
    painting session

Week One September 10th

Class Overview, Presentations as Introduction.

To begin each participant will provide a brief presentation of two of their own paintings along with two images of other artist’sof influence. (please organize these four images on a flash drive) Work may be from the first year at NYAA or before enteringgraduate school.

Homework: Week one

  • Re-watch a favorite film. Consider why this is your favorite film and why you have been drawn to it. 
  • Capture at least at least 10 screen shots of this film. 
  • Create 3 or 4 studies inspired by the original ten in any medium or your choice. Consider the composition, value structure and color scheme, what can you extrapolate and synthesize into a painted language.

Weeks Two-Six   September 17th– October 8th

Painting One: Building Worlds
Process: Maquette/Model -or- Onsite/Plein air Painting.

The First painting involves a perceptual response to an in class tableau set up with figures, a complex space and narrative structure. During this first exercise students will bring in objects of personal significance to combine with and create his/her own constructed narrative upon the arrangement of models. A historical painting will be the inspiration and spatial aid for this painting. An Indirect technical methodduring the first painting is encouraged, substrate possibilities discussed.

Homework: Weeks Two – Six

  • Build model or create a painted study of onsite location take many photos
  • Other activities: Mind Mapping to Further Identify Subject Matter, Collecting Images and Identify at least two artists to adopted for guidance.
  • Finish Painting One

Make Up Class Option 1:

Plein Air Painting, Saturday September 26th   Hour TBA  Rain date: Saturday October 3rd

Designed for those interested in integrating/merging the perceptual experience of painting from life with an otherwise unrelated environment.

October 15th: Critique of first Painting

Weeks Seven-Ten   October 15th– November 5th

Painting TwoLooking Out
Process: Collage

The Second painting will require visual research and documentation of an actual observed location outside of the studio to be used as a naturalistic setting for a figurative composition. Model(s) will be provided in class for students to document references according to theneeds of their setting.  A Direct or Classical  Alla Prima painting method will be suggested.

Studio Visits Scheduled *

Homework: Weeks 7 – 10

  • Find a location to use as an environment (out of the classroom) take photos
  • Create a composition using collage (digital or analog) of an environment/place (due October 22)
  • Finish Painting Two

November 12th Critique of Second Painting 

Weeks Eleven- Fourteenth (November 12th– December 10th)

Painting Three: Making the Impossible a Reality

Process: Self-directed

The Third painting will be based on an imaginative concept with the figurative subject placed in a “re-constructed reality”. Thematic sources can bepulled from memories, dreams, history, books, movies and or imagination. References will be explored for setting the image in a fully realized time andspace. Model sessions and studio physical set ups will be used for gathering references according the student’s compositional needs. 

Participants will choose to employ methods, Indirect, Direct or a specified combination of the two painting methods, along with the best-suited substrates and materials for Second and Third painting assignments.  ­The use of perceptually  based  sketches, reference  drawings, and  color  sketches,along   with experimental photographic documentation, collage, model building or digital tools will be employed to fully realize their artistic goals.

Homework: Weeks 11 – 14

  • Choose any method to create space; build models, create studies onsite, take photos, create a collage, work purely from imagination or a combination thereof to create a desired environment.
  • Finish Painting Three

December 17th Week Fifteen Final Critique (all paintings from the semester reviewed)