Plein Air Painting

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VIAR S4202D 001
3 Points
Session I: May 27 - July 3
T, W, R  5:30 - 8 PM
501 Dodge Hall
Instructor: Van Hanos

This studio course provides students with the fundamentals of drawing and painting as well as an open and energized forum to explore their ideas. Students meet at a different location each week to paint from observation. Each week, as the location changes, we cover different issues of painting and its history. Concepts of space, form, narrative, and structure will be addressed as well as a variety of techniques to help build confidence within the medium. This class includes demonstrations, discussions, critique, weekly reading and weekly homework assignments. Homework assignments are used to explore elements of painting outside of the plein air experience. Critiques and assignments are designed to help expand creativity and begin to locate the individual’s unique focus as an artist. Students have hands-on opportunities to explore the integration of conceptual, technical, and aesthetic concerns that makes drawing an exciting and evolving artistic endeavor.
Tuition & Fees
Most summer courses are offered at the standard Continuing Education tuition rate of $1,512 per point ($4,536 for a 3-point course and $9,072 for a six-point intensive). For more detailed information, please see "tuition and fees":
Materials fee: $125

About the Instructor

Van Hanos (b. 1979) is a New York-based painter. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001 and MFA from Columbia University in 2010. His debut solo show at West Street Gallery opened in 2011. Recent group exhibitions include “Conversazione,” a three-person show with Alex Hubbard and Ryan Kitson at Pianissimo in Milan, Italy, and “It’s All American,” the inaugural exhibition at New Jersey’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Van has been a guest critic at RISD and NYU and has taught painting at Columbia since 2011.

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