The Drawing Program Curriculum

Drawing- methods, materials, core skills, drawing from master copies, observational drawing

Values – modeling (turning form), atmospheric perspective, abstract design

Composition
Ongoing Memory Training and Exercises

Art History- the role of drawing as a preparatory practice and as a separate art form

Independent Study- in the final trimester students work toward creation of an independent body of work using the skills and understanding gained in the first two trimesters.
The Drawing-Painting Program

Drawing- methods, materials, core skills, drawing from master copies, observational drawing

Values – modeling (turning form), atmospheric perspective, abstract design

Color- color theory, practical application
Ongoing Memory Training and Exercises

Painting- methods, techniques, materials – direct and indirect painting; advanced indirect painting techniques

Art History-

19th Century American Landscape Painting
Early 19th Century European Landscape Painting – Constable, Corot, Barbizon Painters
Late 19th Century Russian Landscape Painting

Independent Study- in the final trimester the student works toward creation of an independent body of work using the skills and understanding gained during the program.