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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Visual and Performing Arts
Course Number: NART 1301
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course assumes no previous painting experience. Students are introduced to fine art materials, with demonstrations of their uses and proper care; colors, including setting up the palette, mixing colors, contrasting warm and cool colors, and realistic and abstract uses of color, beginning a painting, working from still life and live models, and fundamentals of composition and design, including proportion. Group and individual instruction is provided. Bring to the first session an 18"x24" canvas pad; one tube of titanium white and one tube of dark paint (oil or acrylic); Gamsol mineral spirits for oils; #1, #3, #8, and #12 flat brushes; a palette knife; an 11"x14" minimum palette or metal cookie sheet; a coffee can; and an absorbent rag.