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ART 93 — Figure Painting with Acrylics

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Mondays
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Date(s): Mar 28—May 23
Duration: 9 weeks
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Drop Deadline: Apr 10
Unit(s): 2 Units
Tuition: $540
Addtl. Fee: $35 (non-refundable)
Format: On-campus course
Limit: Limit 17
Status: Closed
In this intermediate art course, the initial approach to the figure will be grounded in a loose, gestural handling of paint, exploring the body sculpturally in the tradition of Bay Area figurative painters. During our first class meeting, we will review materials, introduce ourselves, and look at slides examining different approaches to the figure. The next several meetings will utilize a live nude model—one painting and one pose per class—for a total of six paintings (all paintings will be 36 by 48 inches). These class sessions will begin with a few gestures, which will allow us to warm up, as well as decide together on the long pose. The paintings will be alla prima (completed in one sitting), and two class sessions will be dedicated to critiques (although short critiques will be integrated throughout the quarter). As the course develops, instruction will be more individually tailored, allowing each artist’s hand to emerge naturally.

This course is designed for students who have completed at least one course in introductory drawing, figure drawing, or painting (any medium).

Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course. Careful shoppers can reduce the cost greatly. If you are starting from scratch, total material cost can vary between $300 and $550.

This course includes a non-refundable model fee of $35 to be paid at the time of registration.

Yvette Deas, Lecturer, Art & Art History, Stanford

Yvette Deas has shown work regionally and nationally across the United States. Primarily a realist, figurative painter, she focuses on the idiosyncratic and personal. Her recent work explores human dissections through a micro lens, transforming them into terrain and texture. Deas received an MFA from Stanford, where she received the Centennial Teaching Award.

Textbooks for this course:

No required textbooks