Drawing & Painting Overview
Introductory courses in the area strive to develop an understanding of the concepts and techniques needed to create a more highly plastique or “representational” image. These concerns continue into the second semester where the student begins to develop a greater awareness of visual structures and to practice those concepts as they relate to the model and other visual references.
Students in their third semester work towards the development of an identity with materials, and attempt to establish the beginnings of a more personal approach to image construction. Assignments are given in the second and third semesters, but succeeding classes utilize individual contracts, which set the students direction and output. This allows for the development of a very personal approach to image as seen in their work displayed during their senior exhibit in the DeVos Art Museum.