Paint as Material Painting: Advanced I Painting: Advanced II Painting: Introduction I Painting: Introduction II Painting: The Abstract and the Real Painting the Everyday with Gouache Painting: The Unseen Painting Today I Painting Today II Watercolour: Thematic Approaches
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Painting: Introduction I (PNTG101-36)

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.
Mondays 10am - 1pm, Sep 17 - Dec 17, 2018
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $383.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: Introduction II (PNTG102-36)

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.
Mondays 10am - 1pm, Jan 14 - Apr 8, 2019
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $383.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: The Unseen (PNTG216-36)

Painting The Unseen takes a thematic approach to painting. In this course students work on an individualized body of work concentrating in oils, acrylics, or watercolors through an exploration and interpretation of artistic practices and concepts that branch out from notions and symbols of “the unseen,” “the invisible,” “the spiritual,” and “the sublime.” The course will involve introductory readings, written reflections, critiques, video screenings, and brief lectures, introducing the work and writings of artists like Wassily Kandinsky, Hilma af Klint, Agnes Martin, as well as contemporary expressions of “the unseen,” such as in the work of Bill Viola, Shahzia Sikander, and James Turrell. Artist statements will be an important part of each painting project, demonstrating each student’s engagement with the course content.
Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, Jan 16 - Apr 10, 2019
Marina DiMaio
Tuition: $383.00 (36 hrs)
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Watercolour: Thematic Approaches (PNTG221-36)

Course content includes a range of thematic approaches while using watercolour as the main medium. Topics include mark making, narrative, mapping, science, the body, nature and working from historical sources. While the focus is on content, students are encouraged to develop and understand the expressive and descriptive possibilities of watercolour while exploring its potential as a medium to be used both in drawing and painting. Some watercolour experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm, Jan 16 - Apr 10, 2019
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $383.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting Today I (PNTG235-36)

This course is based on Tony Godfrey’s Painting Today text and offers a thematic approach to the hands-on study of painting. Topics in Painting Today I include The Photographic, The Figure and Painting Space. 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: Tony Godfrey, Painting Today, Phaidon (2009).
Mondays 6pm - 9pm, Sep 17 - Dec 17, 2018
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $383.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting Today II (PNTG236-36)

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. Prerequisite: It is not necessary to have completed Painting Today I in order to enrol in Painting Today II. Some painting experience recommended.
Mondays 6pm - 9pm, Jan 14 - Apr 8, 2019
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $383.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting the Everyday with Gouache (PNTG241-36)

This course is inspired by the artist, illustrator and writer Maira Kalman. The focus is on using objects that are part of your everyday life, personal experiences, as well as popular culture and current events as subject matter. Composition, working with text, and ideas surrounding meaning and content will be addressed with each project. Working with mixed media such as pastel, ink and collage is also a part of this course. Course will include presentations of other artists working with ‘the everyday’ as source.
Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm, Sep 19 - Dec 12, 2018
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $383.00 (36 hrs)
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Paint as Material (PNTG243-36)

This course is dedicated to the physicality of paint as a material. Each painting project theme will encourage students to discover the various ways paint can be applied to surfaces including washes, stains, impasto, etc. Subject matter includes both representational and abstract themes. Students will develop an extensive vocabulary in terms of paint application, mediums, varnishing, layering and working with a brush, rollers, rags, hand and sandpaper. The goal will be to use the complexities of the physicality of paint to build contemporary solutions to each class project. Some painting experience recommended.
Thursdays 2pm - 5pm, Jan 17 - Apr 11, 2019
Barrie Szekely
Tuition: $383.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: The Abstract and the Real (PNTG272-18)

This painting course explores the various relationships between abstracted shapes and representational objects, including the convergence of these two methods of interpreting form. Students begin with subject matter from the world, such as landscape, and develop methods to blend real and abstract imagery, such as that found in geometric abstraction, into a personal and imaginative language of their own. The goal is on making paintings in which abstraction and the real coexist in a single work. Examples of the work of contemporary painters will be shown for inspiration. Some painting experience recommended.
Thursdays 2pm - 5pm, Sep 20 - Dec 13, 2018
Barrie Szekely
Tuition: $383.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: Advanced I (PNTG301-36)

In this third year course, students develop ideas and methods concerning their painting practice. The course focuses on developing work that is part of a specific series that investigates a personal area of interest. Important aspects of this course are group critique and developing an understanding of how to discuss and write about paintings in a contemporary context. Prerequisite: This course is for students in the third year of the Diploma of Fine Arts program. Some exceptions will be made if a student has taken several 200 level painting courses (36-hour), as well Art History and Critical Studies, or has substantial painting experience and an ability for self-direction and critical thinking. All persons who are not in third year of Diploma of Fine Arts program and who would like to register for this course, must obtain permission of the Director before registering.
Thursdays 10am - 1pm, Sep 20 - Dec 13, 2018
Xane St Phillip
Tuition: $383.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: Advanced II (PNTG302-36)

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 Director.
Thursdays 10am - 1pm, Jan 17 - Apr 11, 2019
Xane St Phillip
Tuition: $383.00 (36 hrs)
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