Paint as Material Painting: Advanced I Painting: Advanced II Painting: Introduction I Painting: Introduction II Painting: Mapping, Geography & Place Painting: Pop Culture as Source Painting Space II Painting: The Abstract Image Painting: The Poetics of Place Painting Today I Painting Today II
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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, however students may work in acrylics or oils.
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, Sep 13-Dec 6, 2017 (Sec I)
Neil McClelland
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm, Sep 14-Dec 7, 2017 (-Sec II)
Bronwyn McMillin

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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.
Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, Jan 10 - Apr 4, 2018
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: The Poetics of Place (PNTG229-36)

This course will use the idea of a sense of place, both on a large scale and small scale basis as a point of departure. Subject matter will start with a focus on Google Earth and our place in the universe, and move to country, city, neighborhoods, home, personal belongings and the self. Students will use both abstract and representation images to create contemporary solutions to class projects such as mapping, landscape, architecture and still life. Some painting experience recommended.
Thursdays 2pm - 5pm, Jan 11 - Apr 5, 2018
Barrie Szekely
Tuition: $425.00 (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).
Wednesdays 10am - 1pm, Sep 13 - Dec 6, 2017
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $425.00 (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. Some painting experience recommended. Recommended Textbook: Godfrey, Tony, Painting Today, Phaidon (2009)
Wednesdays 10am - 1pm, Jan 10 - Apr 4, 2018
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $425.00 (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, Sep 14 - Dec 7, 2017
Barrie Szekely
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: The Abstract Image (PNTG258-36)

This course is an introduction to the many approaches of working with abstract images, including pure abstraction based on simple shapes, as well as ambiguous abstraction which references forms from the world around us. Course will focus on composition, geometry, gesture, the manipulated surface and sculptural forms. Diverse influences such as mark making, text, graffiti/street art, repetition/series, mapping and collage will be included in the discussion. Students will gain a broad knowledge to make abstract paintings that are both personal and visually dynamic. Some painting experience recommended.
Tuesdays 10am - 1pm, Sep 12 - Dec 5, 2017
Wendy De Gros
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: Pop Culture as Source (PNTG259-36)

This course focuses on how popular culture can offer an exciting and varied source for painting subject matter. Topics cover the effect the proliferation and accessibility of images on painting since the 1950’s and how consumer culture has influenced contemporary art through news media, advertising and product design, as well as cartooning and other forms of visual entertainment. Demonstrations and projects will focus on building skills and techniques to make a series of paintings that explore popular culture. Acrylic paint will be the primary medium and experimentation with additives, mixed media and spray paint will also be covered. Some painting experience recommended.
Tuesdays 2pm - 5pm, Sep 12 - Dec 5, 2017
Rachel Vanderzwet
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting Space II (PNTG264-36)

In Painting Space II, space will be examined in non-representational painting. The concept and history of space in abstract work will be introduced through a series of slideshows, and corresponding assignments will be designed to introduce different strategies for creating abstract space. Students will learn to create flat all-over surfaces as well as make layered work to create the illusion of three-dimensional or deep space. Students will work in a cycle of two week assignments followed by peer critiques. Students may work in oils or acrylics. Previous experience in chosen medium is required. It is not necessary to have completed Painting Space I to take this course.
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm, Jan 11 - Apr 5, 2018
Bronwyn McMillin
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Painting: Mapping, Geography & Place (PNTG265-36)

This course will use ideas of mapping, geography and a sense of place as a point of departure for developing a painting, or series of paintings. Students will use these ideas on both a literal and an abstract level. For example, students may map actual places, but also use the language of mapmaking as a source for abstract design in their compositions. Discussions surrounding contemporary artists who explore these themes will be included and students will be challenged to find their own language to create a personal narrative around geography and place. Painting experience recommended.
Tuesdays 10am - 1pm, Jan 9 - Apr 3, 2018
Anna Curtin
Tuition: $425.00 (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 2pm - 5pm, Sep 14 - Dec 7, 2017
Xane St Phillip
Tuition: $425.00 (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 2pm - 5pm, Jan 11 - Apr 5, 2018
Xane St Phillip
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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