The University of the arts

Painting the Urban Landscape
The University of the Arts

CE 1672N 01 Painting the Urban Landscape

CE 1672N 01

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Coy Gu



Summer 2017

  • (Jul. 13 to Aug. 10)
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 0.00 Credits
  • 0.00 Credits
  • Tuition: $275 / Fees: $15
Paint Philadelphia's skyline under the guidance of a pro! Gather at an on-campus vantage points providing spectacular views of the city's iconic skyline. Artists across skill levels receive collective as well as one-on-one assistance ranging from painting basics, such as perspective and composition, to more advanced techniques including lighting, texture and depth through the use of atmospheric perspective. Use of a limited palette of acrylic paints and Bristol board (supplies provided for your first session) makes for easy transportation and setup.
What will you learn in this course?
Learn to utilize the tenets of linear perspective and a range of mark making in working with the urban landscape.
You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of approaches and techniques.
What will you do in class?
● Class will start with a brief presentation consisting of images of artwork and a class demonstration.
● The bulk of class time will be dedicated to working in the studio, demonstrations will be given.
● Individual as well as group critiques will occur
● Student Feedback/Communication can be done online through the UArts website
Course Materials | Supplies
Please note, your supplies for the first session will be provided. You will work from a limited palette for this session. Your instructor will review supplies with you, and make recommendations for the remaining sessions. If you would like to purchase your additional supplies in advance, here is the recommended list: 
● Surfaces to paint on: 9x12 inches bristol board
● Set of brushes (sizes and shapes up to the student)
● Palette/ disposable palette/ roll of wax paper
● Palette knife
● Jars/containers for mediums and solvents
● Acrylic or oil paints of the following colors: Titanium White, Black (any type), Cadmium Red, Cadmium
Yellow, Ultramarine Blue ("Hues," which are cheaper substitutes are acceptable, as are "student grade" paint colors)
● Optional: Drawing materials such as charcoal and paper for warm up sketches