Art and Film
In the age of Netflix and binge-watching, why not develop your painting skills as a result of all your visual input?
This painting course examines the correlative relationship between the visual arts, and how the medium of ﬁlm can be used to compose successful and impactful paintings. Painting and film are means of visual storytelling which rely on similar elements: composition, perspective, the expressive power of light and dark and symbolic color.
We’ll look at films and film stills to use the same principles – of how compositional elements promote narrative effects, and how visual cues are used to transmit information, in paintings created throughout the course. Using such films asM, The Wizard of Oz, A Clockwork Orange, Marie Antoinette, Royal Tenenbaums, There Will Be Blood, and more, and focusing on select frames, students will learn how they can translate these powerful elements into their own narrative paintings.
Plus, who doesn’t love a good, lively discussion about the symbolism of color in American Beauty?
10 weeks, February 3 – April 7
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Register HERE by January 23!