Spring Series:

"Look Here, Don't Look There"

This course will focus on using the essential principles of design and composition to lead the viewer's eye through a painting. Students will learn how to employ non-formulaic design strategies to arrive at a surprising and impactful final image. Each class will consist of a 45-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.

 

All classes will be available to view via a recording for the duration of the class.

 

Session 1: Finding Unexpected Beauty

Week 1 (April 12, 13): The Elements of Design

Week 2 (April 19, 20): Designing with Shapes 1

Week 3 (April 26, 27): Designing with Shapes 2

Session 2: Conveying Drama and Mood

Week 4 (May 3, 4): Principles of Dynamic Composition

Week 5 (May 10, 11): Assignment Week

Week 6 (May 17, 18): Stability and Order

Week 7 (May 24, 25): Critique Week

 

Session 3: Advanced Compositional Techniques 

Week 8 (June 7, 8): Gestalt Approaches

Week 9 (June 14, 15): Moving the Eye with Precision

Week 10 (June 21, 22): Final Critiques