COURSE INFO

Instructor: prof. Andrew Smaldone MA
Credit Hours: 3 -- Contact hours: 90
Course Number: ART 306
Department: Painting and Drawing
Prerequisite: none


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Using live nude and costumed models, on-site visits to draw from sculptures, and street life in Florence, students will study the anatomical and structural dynamics of the human figure. This course will emphasize the role of the human figure in both traditional and contemporary art. Materials used include pencil, charcoal, conte and wash drawing.

REQUIRED MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
- 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)

Aprox.cost:
40-50 Euro
* Students will also be required to buy a sketchbook. The sketchbook will be a key to aiding students better understand elements of composition. Students will thus be required to do homework on a regular basis, that they will then put into practice in their painting. Watercolor, ink, soft pencil, and charcoal are excellent ways in which students can develop a dynamic sketchbook.
Meet the Faculty: Prof. Andrew Smaldone
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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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