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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Art/Fine Arts (FA)
Painting a Figure
Painting a Figure
Spring 2016
Course Type
Studio Course
Default Grading Method
Letter Grade

FA 1026 or FA 1401 or permission of the instructor


Frequency of Offering

Term(s) Offered

Are there Course Equivalents?
FA 2160 - Figure Painting: Observation and Gesture
Fee Type
Lab fees cover shared materials and consumables used by the course as well as independent access to software.

These vary by studio area but include costs such as model fees, lumber and ground materials for certain projects, computer software access for all students, printer ink, and darkroom chemicals.

Perceptual painting of the figure with a focus on developing visual analysis skills. Materials, construction processes, and formal language of painting; narrative and symbolic language and political critiques of representation; and the history of figure painting and its critical issues. Materials fee.
1. Paint the male and female human figure from life and imagination. 2. Use direct and indirect painting techniques. 3. Use the conventions of pictorial representation to create an illusion of space and volume. 4. Understand the interaction of color and value on spatial perception. Students will be able to use color and value to create illusionistic pictorial space. 5. Students will be able to discuss form and content in their own work and the work of other using painting vocabulary. 6. Appreciate and discuss historical and contemporary figure-based artworks.
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Course Attribute
SPHHS-Creative/Performing Arts
Former FA 2160. Number and name change
Key: 10037