Students will be given one specific artist from their instructor to research and explore their artistic styles, conceptually/figuratively, as well as, including their painting approaches and themes. Students should consider the styles in which the artist used and recreate a self-portrait from that specific artist.
Landscape painting refers to an artistic genre defined by a focus on natural scenery as subject matter; depicting a variety of settings, such as mountains, forests, rivers, and beaches. Painting a landscape is a very rich experience enabling you to understand your surroundings and nature better, building a deeper connection with your environment.
For the final painting students can explore any concept or idea that they might be interested in to create a work of art. Students will create a work of art on a two-dimensional surface, which may include traditional painting materials like oils, acrylics and watercolors or work with mixed media, on a canvas
like flowers, cups, decorative objects, toys, bowls and/or other kitchen utensils; laid out on a flat table with some fabric as a backdrop. Students will create their own still life drawing and develop their ability to see objectively and draw accurately.
Portraiture is a genre in painting where the intent is to depict a human subject. Each portrait should reflect your own personality, interests, and appearance; it may also reflect personal, cultural and social issues. Students will select one artist to explore, considering the styles in which the artist used and recreate a self-portrait from that specific artist.