COURSE INFO

Instructor: prof. Andrew Smaldone MA
Credit Hours: 3 -- Contact hours: 90
Course Number: ART 151
Department: Painting and Drawing
Prerequisite: Drawing I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed for foundation level drawing students who have already had one semester of drawing and are wishing to learn, or improve, the essential techniques of object and observational drawing.  While the emphasis remains on accuracy, clarity, observation and realistic rendering, individual creative solutions are encouraged in this class. Throughout the semester, students will be challenged to find their own creative means to eloquently express their ideas in drawing through various drawing media.  Lessons are enhanced by lectures, onsite visits, and slides that include both old master and contemporary works.


MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
Note: All items are available for purchase in Florence.  You will be taken to an art supply store the first week of class.
-  Soft pencils and pencil sharpener 
-  1 box Willow Charcoal 
-  Soft charcoal
- 1 Sanding block
- 1 Putty eraser
- Black Chinese Ink, and pointed medium sized Chinese ink brush
- Newsprint 2 kilos
- Art Supply carrier
- Fixative odorless
- 1 large portfolio
- 1 small Sketchbook 

- Sheets of good paper (to be discussed in class) 

Meet the Faculty: Prof. Andrew Smaldone
Professor Smaldone
Andrew Smaldone completed an MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London in 2005, and a BA with honors from The George Washington University, Washington D.C. in 2001, where he was awarded the four-year Presidential Arts Scholarship.  In 2005, he co-founded ArtSEEN Journal and was the magazine’s Senior Editor until 2008, whereupon he began writing for various international contemporary art publications such as: London based Art Review and New York centered INPUT Journal. 

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