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Zhi Lin
ART 492
Seattle Campus

Advanced Painting: The Figure

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

Class description

The figure painting course is intended to prepare the student to handle problems of greater visual and conceptual complexity. In this course, the figure is the primary subject, and is the main origin of these problems. There is both a competency and conceptual component to the course, that is, the student is expected to become effective in using this medium to resolve the given problems, and to develop individual qualities.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Classroom sessions will be devoted to the instructorís demonstrations, slide lectures, studentsí in-class drawing from life, master-study, and class and individual critiques and discussions of both in-class work and homework assignments.

Recommended preparation

The student must complete ART 390,and ART 392,and all other prerequisites before taking this course.

Class assignments and grading

The main focus of the in-class and homework assignments is to learn visual language through observational study from nature and the great artwork in the history of art.

Grades will be given based on the quality of the studentís works (in-class and homework) and participation in the class. Grading considerations include: 1.) Completing the requirements, demonstrating control of the media to achieve creative results in terms of content and conceptual growth. 2.) Using class time to the studentís best advantage to complete work. 3.) Offering constructive criticism of others' work during group critiques. 4.) Meeting deadlines.


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 Zhi Lin
Date: 03/29/2004