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David Brody
ART 492
Seattle Campus

Advanced Painting: The Figure

Drawing and painting from the model. Prerequisite: ART 390; ART 393.

Class description

The goal of this course is to help advanced students explore figure painting, both from observation and from the imagination.

This course is project based. There will be six projects/paintings to complete for the course, three in class and three homework assignments. Attention will be paid to subject matter, materials, scale, methodology, and formal language (e.g. composition, value, color, space, etc.). Classroom sessions will be devoted to studio work, looking at artists’ work, discussions, and both individual and group critiques. At a minimum, students should allow 10 hours each week for homework.

Students must have and maintain sufficient quantities of all materials (drawing tools, surfaces, etc.) needed for their work and assignments. There will be individual critiques at the end of the term when the quarter’s work will be reviewed. All work done for the course, both in and outside of class, must be saved and kept in good order for final portfolio reviews at the end of the quarter.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques

Recommended preparation

Prerequisite: ART 390; ART 392

Class assignments and grading

There will be homework assignments which follow on the work done in class.

This is a 400 level course with grades based primarily on the quality of work produced. Inventiveness, degree of improvement, ability to synthesize new ideas and concepts, preparedness, and class participation are also weighed.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by David Brody
Date: 08/29/2011