This course introduces students to the potential of figural painting by working from a range
of subject matter present in our travel environment. Emphasis will be placed on developing
the use of color media to describe depth of field, form, shape and mass. Subject matter will
draw inspiration from our port cities. No prerequisite, supply fee TBD, materials list with
required supplies, no text.
Field WorkDay: 1 - St. Petersburg - Thursday, 29 August
The Hermitage as a museum, located in the Imperial Winter Palace, began with Peter the great who collected the artworks of the masters such as Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Hals. Catherine the Great further added to the collection by purchasing entire groups of work greatly expanding the scope and depth of this amazing museum. We will start our tour in the impressionist and post impressionist area. This will allow students to view very direct and expressive painting styles. Students will then have some time to explore the museum collections on their own. Following our museum visit and lunch, we will walk on to St Isaac's Cathedral to spend some guided time drawing from the architecture. Academic Objectives
- Observe examples of direct painting from the impressionist and post impressionist eras.
- Observe and document models of portraiture you might employ in your portrait work.
- Learn to draw on site from the landscape and architecture
- Collect an example in photo form of a style of painting you could emulate