Through careful observation, this class will focus exclusively on human figure and purse the development of a strong sense of bone structure, muscle contours and light. From this perceptual foundation, students will be encouraged to develop independent points of view. Assignments will loosely revolve around themes of narrative, abstraction, expression, and conceptual strategies. Primary source material will be live models in class, but photography, video and collage may also be utilized. Study of figurative issues in contemporary art will complement the course projects.
Studio work in class, plus readings. Occasional visits to museums and galleries in New York. This is a studio course requiring a final presentation and appraisal of work.