Department of Fine Art
The Department of Fine Art offers a Classic Atelier Fine Arts program through self-study. The program begins with Charles Bargue’s Drawing Course. Once the drawing skill has been developed the student then moves to cast work followed by still life. The student will also learn the sight-size method.
The Fine Arts Department starts off with the Charles Bargue Drawing method and from there develops into oil painting by the 4th year.
Concentrators are strongly encouraged to take courses in Art History and Archaeology to integrate these various fields of Fine Art by writing a senior thesis or by undertaking another kind of senior project that achieves the same goals and is acceptable to the department.
ART 101 & 102 – Draughtsmanship. Charles Bargue Plate Drawing, Cast Drawing, & Figure Drawing
ART 201 & 202 – Chiaroscuro – meaning light and shade. Grisaille (monochrome painting) from the cast with limited palette color studies
ART 301 & 302 – Still-life painting & Figure painting. Study of Old Master Techniques and the study of Art Forgery. Portraiture through drawing and painting
ART 401 & 402 – Attempt at more complex compositions of figure, still-life and portrait painting.