Instructor: prof. Andrew Smaldone MA
Credit hours: 3--Contact hours: 90
Course Number: ART 310
: Painting and Drawing
Beginning Painting, Color Strategies

In this intermediate painting studio course, students will conduct individually based research in order to gain a full understanding of painting and will be asked to reflect on the broader implications of the medium itself.  Through rigorous study both in the studio and outside the classroom students will complete project-based works involving conceptual and visual stages that lead to resolved pieces.  In addition theory will also be emphasized as a means to create a body of work that addresses students’ critical concerns inherent to their art practice and overall process.   


The Italian cityscape provides a unique opportunity to collect found materials for mixed media work as well as offers a variety of hardware stores for cheaper materials that can be used for all media.  Stores such as Zecchi and Salvini provide students who need paints and other materials used for more traditional techniques. 
Note: You are welcome to bring paintbrushes with you from home, however, all items are available for purchase in Florence.  You will be taken to an art supply store the first week of class.  Acrylic paint or water based oil paint will be used. Good paints to have include:

- Sap Green
- Green Earth
- Burnt Umber
- Burnt Siena
- Yellow Ochre
- Raw Siena
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cerulean Blue
- Red Earth
- Cadmium Red Light
- Cadmium Yellow Deep
- Orange
- Titanium White
- Ivory Black
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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