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Friday Evening Painting on Paper – with Kaitlin McDonough

Spring 2019

Course Description

Through sensitive engagement with observation and materials, this course will expand one’s
ability to see relationally. Participants are invited to use a range of water-based materials such
as ink, watercolor and acrylic to translate what they perceive (including, but not limited to, what
one perceives through sight) into a visual system of organization, creating works that will range
in duration and scale.

Emphasis will be placed on fierce looking, light and value, mark making and touch, scale and
materiality, atmosphere and air, tone and energy. This series will also focus on the cultivation of
each participant’s respective motivations, methods and subsequent meanings. All levels are

Course Outline

Class meetings will present drawing situations and themes, typically including a live model, and
the majority of class time will be spent making paintings from observation or through a
suggested alternative strategy. Formal aspects of drawing and painting will be emphasized so
as to better integrate the effects of these elements on the overall content and emotional tenor
of the work. Works on paper will vary in size, media, duration and focus.

Course Syllabus


Kaitlin McDonough


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