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Spatial Painting
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Drawing and painting can be active design processes that cultivate the fundamental skill set of architects. Beyond visual media, they are records of compositional problem solving and analytical design thinking. In this introductory course, students will learn basic color theory and fundamental techniques of mixing and applying paint onto a two-dimensional surface.  Students with little to NO EXPERIENCE with painting or handling of brushes are ENCOURAGED to enroll.  As skillsets advance, the class will work to analyze spatial behaviors of color through small abstract paintings. Students with more painting experience (watercolor, gouache, acrylic, oil) should wait for the next offering of AVSM-4700: Architectural Painting, the advanced counterpart of this course. This new elective, AVSM-2700, has been created to serve as the primer/prerequisite for AVSM-4700.


Will not be taught in fall 2018.

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Visual/Digital Media