The class seeks to cultivate the student's overall visual artistic background by focusing on their research on painting. Through daily practice in the studios, and through seminars that approach international contemporary painting prαctice, with visits to Museums and Galleries in Greece and abroad, as well as through lectures and visits to studios of known artists, students are invited to develop a visual language through the medium of painting, using color and material, which will form the basis of their original artistic proposal in the coming years.
With the successful completion of the course, the students are expected to:
-have largely solved issues on depicting a visible subject through the use of painting and color, mainly focusing on the practice of oil painting in natural size canvas, given specific live visual subjects each semester (human figure, still life etc.)
-Develop the ability to process a visual idea and bring it forward through painting.
-Know the specific material technology of oil paint, watercolor and acrylic paint, so as to be able to produce painting work of high quality.
-Understand and use terminology of the visual arts at a technical and theoretical level.
-Develop their imagination and creativity for technical implementation in their work.
-Ability to teach painting and organize painting workshops.
In the form of seminars, emphasis is placed on issues of professional practice (creating portfolios, organizing exhibitions, etc.) in order to address problems, and develop their potential within the artistic profession.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Painting exercises at the studios from live subject (human model - figure) and still life of objects in natural lighting, mainly with oil on canvas, but also special seminars and exercises on watercolor, as well as experimentation with diverse materials such as acrylic paint or pastels.
Seminars on material use, like the technology of color pigment, solvents and mediums, priming and stretching of canvas, use of brushes and color theory. Seminars on contemporary artists who have chosen the language of painting as a medium for their proposition.
Student research on the course and evolution of painting through the history of Art, and its place today. Research is done through bibliography at the library, online, and through visits to museums, art galleries, Art Fairs, and Biennials of Contemporary Art.