This class is a thorough treatment of what every painter should know about materials and craft. Topics include: the history of materials and techniques and their relationship to the formal aspects (and thereby the meanings) of paintings "traditional" versus new materials studio practices and methods health and safety issues.
There will be a presentation by the instructor each week in class. Attendance is compulsory. There will also be a written examination at the end of the quarter, successful completion of which will account for two of the 4 units offered for this class.