You will expand your knowledge of fundamental technical and theoretical approaches through painting on paper, canvas, or wood panel with acrylic paint.

After an initial overview of value, color, and composition, students learn the basics of color mixing and paint handling. Students consider a wide variety of forms through exploration of themes and ideas from different art periods up through contemporary works. 

You will primarily paint from life. Projects include an in-studio still life, painting the figure from a model, and landscape painting in a variety of locations on The Putney School campus.

Advanced students work at their own pace. You may take part in introductory work to refresh your skills or dive straight into developing a new body of work.

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