Course Description

ONLINE: In this hands-on art course, students will learn the tricks and techniques of the masters, as we expand our understanding of the creative process using the simplest of shapes. From the figure to landscapes and abstraction, we will find empowerment in the realization that we are all artists. Our journey will begin with inspiration from inside the Sistine Chapel, where we will study an often overlooked artwork. While weaving art history with guided step-by-step instruction, we will be inspired by the confluence of art and history that will allow us to see the world through a new lens. Students will learn foundational drawing skills that can be applied long after the course has ended. We will use painting techniques that add depth and movement to artworks. We will construct our view of the world on a canvas — distilling our surroundings to their essence and adding our own personal narrative and symbolism. Beginners are welcome. | Active Skill Learning.

Max enrollment: 45.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Intro to Drawing and Painting
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 1:00PM
Oct 04, 2023 to Nov 08, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: For this online course, bring your art supplies and be prepared to draw or paint in every class. A suggested supply list of paint, canvases and brushes is available on the learnmore@duke.edu site. We will draw or use acrylic paint on canvas boards in our classes.

Required supplies/fee: 1. Canvas boards https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Basics-Painting-Canvas-Panels/dp/B08S82DDKH/ref=sr_1_5 2. Acrylic Paints https://www.amazon.com/Caliart-Supplies-Painting-Pigments-Beginners/dp/B08BNNV3JY/ref=sr_1_9 3. Brushes https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YYHC6RB/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0 4. Standard #2 Pencil and standard household printer paper to draw on

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