First Year Students: Still Life in Oil
From their first work upon entering university, students in this course will get a firm sense of this subject with their own eyes. The core curriculum classes, based on observation, are the first step in experiencing rich emotions, and in learning the techniques and formative ability essential for those involved in future creative work.
Plaster Models (Heads)
This entails the study of how to grasp form, how to express that sense of presence on the two-dimensional plane of a painting in a fascinating and engaging manner. The key to this can be found in working with plaster models. By directly handling the material and creating a three-dimensional form, the student will gain important experience in a fundamental understanding of mass, composition, movement, and specific characteristics.
Focused Study: Fresco
This course provides hands-on experience of fresco painting, a classic painting style from the West. There are many masterpieces of Western art among the diverse array of fresco paintings created by painters from the Roman Era to the present. In the process of learning this technique, students will approach the realm of the great masters of the past.
After finishing the core curriculum classes in their second year, students do more than just paint pictures; they also work in photography and three-dimensional media and installations, learning about the methods, media and materials that inspire them. Through this broad range of different courses they encounter diverse materials and methods, thereby broadening their own potential range of expression and enhancing their own unique talents.