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Fridays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2020/CW-PNT-4493
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $10


Prioritizing the process of painting rather than the content is the emphasis of this course, encouraging students to look inward and delve into a personalized interpretation and universal connection to painting. Set up as a working studio with weekly critiques, the instructor works one-on-one with each student to assess strengths and weaknesses and to offer guidance based on student input, needs and interests. Specific exercises strengthen core fundamental concepts of perspective, applied perspective, picture plane development, negative/positive shape, perception, color, line and texture. Examples from history and contemporary art reinforce and expand creativity as students choose subject matter and pursue either long-term or short-term paintings. Beginning painters receive technical direction and suggested assignments, while more experienced painters are encouraged to visually expand their artistic development with the benefit of an interactive studio setting. Students may use any painting medium they prefer.

Applies to: PS-E

  • Name: Susan Fossati (Bio)
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Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 1 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2020/CW-PHO-3083
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


The stark contrasts of a New England winter provide the landscape photographer with a challenging outdoor classroom in which to find valuable images. This introductory course presents this chilly season as a model to photographers interested in practicing technical skills like exposure and filtration, as well as the deeper design decisions that inform compositional success or failure. Bring a warm coat, a sturdy tripod and unyielding curiosity as you and your classmates meet in four distinct locations -- all within a short drive of Providence. You'll then edit and submit your pictures to our online learning portal for peer review and critique. Note: This course meets at various off-campus locations.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction

  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
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