New European Painting Practices Painting: Advanced II Painting: Conversations in Abstraction Painting: Introduction I Painting: Introduction II Painting: Nature and the Sublime Painting: Representation and Abstraction Painting the Contemporary Landscape Painting Today II
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Painting: Introduction I (PNTG 101)

Students develop an understanding of the basic elements of painting such as shape, space and composition as well as how to develop a full colour palette in this introductory level course. There is also a focus on the material qualities of paint including mixing and application to surfaces. Students are encouraged to develop their own language and approach to painting as they learn basic techniques. Classes include hands-on demonstrations, the use of still life, found imagery, live models and photographs. Introductory painting courses usually focus on the use of acrylic paint because of its quick-drying capabilities.
Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, Jan 11 - Apr 5, 2017
Rachel Vanderzwet
Tuition: $395.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: Introduction II (PNTG 102)

Building on a basic knowledge of paint handling and colour, this course presents students with a range of projects that explore possible approaches to painting in terms of subject matter, style and technique. Students work from a range of historical models, including abstract and representational painting to gain a better sense of the ideas, methods, and formal issues that can support their own vision. Class projects are accompanied by slide presentations. Prerequisite: Painting: Introduction I or some painting experience.
Tuesdays 10am - 1pm, Jan 10 - Apr 4, 2017
Breanna Fabbro
Tuition: $395.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: Nature and the Sublime (PNTG 227-36)

Although based on landscape and nature, this course examines the more abstract qualities of painting. Students experiment with the application of paint on a surface to create atmosphere, mood and emotion. Natural phenomena and weather are used for their metaphoric capacities. The act of painting becomes a way to connect the artist to the natural surrounding world. Using historical and contemporary examples and approaches, students look towards nature as a point of departure to explore ideas, processes and visual poetry. An understanding about the effectiveness of colour and composition in painting is emphasized. Some painting experience recommended.
Thursdays 10am - 1pm, Jan 12 - Apr 6, 2017
Xane St Phillip
Tuition: $395.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: Representation and Abstraction (PNTG 234)

This painting course addresses the various relationships between representation and abstraction. Students begin with subject matter from the world with a focus on nature and landscape, and develop methods to blend representational and abstract imagery into a personal and imaginative language of their own. The focus is on making paintings where representation and abstraction coexist in a singular work. Examples of work of contemporary painters will be shown for inspiration. Some painting experience recommended.
Fridays 10am - 1pm, Jan 13 - Apr 7, 2017
Barrie Szekely
Tuition: $395.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting Today II (PNTG 236)

This second part of the Painting Today series continues with a thematic approach to the hands-on study of painting. Topics in Painting Today II include Landscape, History Painting and Still Life. Class exercises and projects will be supplemented with visual presentations on historical and contemporary artists working within the specified themes. Some painting experience recommended. Recommended Textbook: Painting Today by Tony Godfrey
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm, Jan 12 - Apr 6, 2017
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $395.00 (36 hrs)
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New European Painting Practices (PNTG 238)

This course examines contemporary European painting practices as a source of inspiration for ideas and approaches to making work. Course content includes contemporary Belgian, Dutch, British and German painters, with special attention paid to the New Leipzig School. Students will learn what is specific to painting within the diverse cultural and geographical area of Europe, and how the contemporary scene relates to European and North American art history. This is a hands-on course, supplemented with lectures and on-going individual feedback and group critiques. The focus is on guiding students through the process of creating work that responds to the New European practices while also discovering their own personal voice. Some painting experience recommended.
Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm, Jan 11 - Apr 5, 2017
Jeroen Witvliet
Tuition: $395.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: Conversations in Abstraction (PNTG 240)

This course will begin by introducing students to early abstraction leading into an exploration of contemporary ideas and practices. Technical aspects of the class will focus on skill development and understanding how aesthetic traditions and our visual environment can fuel and inform abstract work. Students will emerge with a clearer picture of what abstraction means for their practice and why it continues to be relevant in today’s art world. Some painting experience recommended.
Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm, Jan 10 - Apr 4, 2017
Rachel Vanderzwet
Tuition: $395.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting the Contemporary Landscape (PNTG 242)

In this 12-week studio course, students will develop new strategies for viewing and creating landscape paintings. Structured around a series of assignments, class discussions, and group critiques, this course will help students develop a painting vocabulary that reflects their unique relationship and history within the natural world. In addition to developing a critical approach to landscape painting, this class will introduce students to contemporary painters and artists working to re- imagine the landscape genre, and integrate contemporary painting discourse into the class structure. Some painting experience recommended.
Tuesdays 10am - 1pm, Jan 10 - Apr 4, 2017
Bronwyn McMillin
Tuition: $395.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: Advanced II (PNTG 302)

In the second part of Advanced Painting students continue work on the series started in the previous semester and hone in on specific elements. The work in this semester is to be considered for the student’s final Graduation Exhibition, so students are thinking towards developing a complete ‘body of work’. Prerequisite: Painting Advanced I or permission of the Director.
Thursdays 2pm - 5pm, Jan 12 - Apr 6, 2017
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $395.00 (36 hrs)
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