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Life Painting

Explore painting the human figure from live nude models. Working from short and long poses, the course covers anatomy, gesture, volume, and composition. Instruction also includes portraiture and working with color. Although this class focuses mainly on studio work, some art history will be presented and class discussion will be encouraged. Students may work in oils or acrylics and will need oil or chalk pastels for warm up sketches.

Note: Elective for Art & the Creative Process Certificate. Prerequisite: Figure Drawing II or department permission. Modeling fee included in course fee. Minors must have department permission to enroll (858) 534-5760. Bring to first class: 18"x24" newsprint pad, 2B,4B, 6B pencils and white eraser. Complete list given at first meeting.

Course Number: ART-40125   Credit: 3 units

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