Students explored traditional studio practices and digital media including, animation, photography, and other technologies, to develop personal approaches to media, techniques, thematic content, a creative workflow, and visual vocabulary. Students experimented with the entire Adobe Creative Suite, Digital Painting Programs, Animation Tools, and 2-D Media.
Students learn the fundamentals of painting from life through the use of Alla Prima, a wet-on-wet process, with experimentation and exploration of other contemporary techniques. Students will learn; proportion, gesture, light, shadow, value, and color relationships to structure, mass, and form. Emphasis is on paint handling, brush usage, and expression. Composition and the creative process are explored, from concept to finished work
Through demonstrations, students follow a structured thought process for translating the fundamentals of careful observation into an accurate and realistic representation of the human form. Students are lead through basic and advanced concepts of constructing the figure, anatomy, form, and its relationship to light. The materials used are charcoal, charcoal pencil, and paper.
Students investigate and develop drawing skills, including the ability to perceive and express visual relationships, organize a two-dimensional composition, and depict and manipulate form, space, and light. Students work from direct observation of still life, interior space, and landscape.