Drawing into Painting Workshop

students painting

Cost: $300.00

This class is designed for students who enjoy observational drawing but are new to or struggle with the transition into painting. Observing the same scene, a set of progressive exercises will shift our perceptual focus from the edges of forms that define a drawing to the planes and colors that make a painting come to life. By the end of the weekend, each student will be able to appreciate and approximate the basic color-blocking that creates a sense of light and atmosphere. Each student will receive individualized feedback, and slide presentations will introduce students to a range of painters and styles. This class is suitable for upper beginners, including anyone who has taken Drawing for Absolute Beginners, as well as advanced students.

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Course Code: 1543180

Instructor(s): Julia Hickey

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.