Watercolor Plus: An Exploration of Water-Based Media
Course No. PTG 240 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Meier
This course explores the different materials and processes used in various water-based media such as acrylic, gouache, watercolor, ink, and other natural substances that can be used to make colors/washes. Various historical models will be examined such as Chinese scroll painting and watercolor from the Song dynasty to Renaissance architecture and figure studies to post-impressionist use of color and mark which will put contemporary use of water-based media into focus. The work of artists as varied as William Blake, Vincent Van Gogh, Charles Burchfield, and Paul Klee to more recent artists such as Francesco Clemente, Marlene Dumas, Amy Cutler, Shazia Sikander, and Franz Ackermann, will be examined within the context of the student’s personal practice. This course is open to all students with the prerequisite of PTG 221 Intro to Painting or PTG 232 Painting Beyond Observation or with the permission of the instructor.
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Lane Cooper is an artist who works through painting, sound, video, text and, on occasion, performance. Her wor...more
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