- make three paintings based on perception (landscape, portrait etc.) – make three paintings based on a thema of choice.
Students examine the expressive and applicatory possibilities of painting techniques. They will gain basic knowledge and insight into painting techniques and in the application of colours.
The students will furthermore learn to use images on a formal as well as on a content level; they will learn to organise the working process and they will gain practical and technical skills. Attention will be paid to they theory and application of colour, line, contrast, tone values, and also to expressive possibilities such as representation, expression, technical possibilities of different varieties of paint, different tools used for painting, and the study of perceptive forms.
Classes are primarily intended to learn and understand about visual language; technical skills will be taught for those who have need of it. Lessons will focus on image development and the intensiffying of the the perception. The course consists of several modules, in which a specific theme or vision will be studied. Objectives are learning to consciously apply visual elements and the development of an own visual language.
First semester. Lessons take place at the Royal Academy of Arts (Prinsessegracht 4, Den Haag), on Mondays from 19.00-21.30. First class tba.
Mode of instruction
Practical lessons with individual guidance and group meetings.
Mode of assesment
Individual assesment of work at the end of the course
All applicable materials for painting and drawing, as well as tools, magazines, books and audiovisual means.
NB: This course is NOT available in Usis. registration is obligatory, via a registration from which can be obtained by sending an email to Dave Willé
This course is part of Practicum Artium. These courses are exclusively intented for students of Leiden University.
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