Introduction to Still Life Painting

Summer 2014 quarter (Session II)

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This is an introductory course exploring the principles of representational painting and compositional aesthetics. Students will create personalized scenes using food and found objects as a basis for still-life painting studies.  The course content will encourage experimentation with a range of acrylic painting techniques and will include a brief overview of some oil painting techniques.  Assignments will lead toward individually informed compositions that culminate into several finished paintings.  Lectures include introductions to new projects with examples of contemporary painting and art historical references. Demonstrations cover introduction to the medium of paint, composition, perspective, color theory, and technique.

Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening

Advertised schedule: 5-9p Tue/Thu


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning: No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional for students.

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 18


Course Reference Number

Second Session (4 credits): 40080

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