Instructor: prof. Andrew Smaldone MA
Credit hours: 3--Contact hours: 90
Course Number: ART 312
: Painting and Drawing
Prerequisite: Drawing I, Beginning Painting, Painting II

Course description:
This course introduces beginning and advanced students to the formal and technical issues of on-site painting. Students will learn to accurately and creatively render from life. The class will address the challenges and benefits posed from working on-site. Taking advantage of the city of Florence and its environs students will work primarily on location in museums, gardens and other historic locations of interest to the instructor and students. For practical reasons students will be encouraged to use only water based colors though more advanced students may choose to further develop work done on location in other medium outside of class time.

Materials necessary for this course are: • Acrylic paint set: Sap green, Phtalo green, Burnt umber, Burnt siena, Ultramarine blue, Primary blue, Dark cadmium red, Cadmium yellow deep, white titanium, Mars black.
• Matte gel medium
• Retarder
• Supports: 4 prepared cotton canvas mounted on stretcher bars in different sizes (30x40; 35x40)
• Paper tissues or cotton rags
• Sponge for cleaning
• Plastic palette
• Palette knife
• Brushes pure bristle #10 flat and round #6 flat and round
• Brushes ox hair # 4 filbert #2 filbert
• 2 jars with lids for water
• 1 bottle of water to clean brushes

IMPORTANT NOTE: The cost will change accordingly to the amount of material each student will choose to approach projects.
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. 

NOTE: Onsite Painting will be taught by professor Allison Cooke during Summer 2016.
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"The Class was a very rewarding experience - more inspiration and creativity flowing in me than ever before".

Stephanie Garrison, Summer 2009