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ASPT 1300: Introduction to Painting
A first course in painting from life, objects, and concepts. Emphasis is placed on space, materials, color, analysis of form, and critical judgment.
ASPT 3300: Intermediate Painting
Includes study of the materials, capabilities, processes, and essential meaning of painting, as well as the qualities of color, vision, and composition. Subjects are drawn from life, objects, and concepts. Extensive studio and outside work is required. Prerequisite: ASPT 1300 or permission of instructor.
ASPT 3305: Studio Workshop: Color and Meaning
A painting workshop in which theoretical works on color are discussed and employed, but the central concern remains the development of color relationships within each student’s work. Extensive reading and written presentations are required. Prerequisite: ASPT 3300.
ASPT 3306: Painting in Taos I
An intermediate study of painting in the physical and cultural environment of the Fort Burgwin Research Center. Prerequisite: ASPT 1300 or permission of instructor.
ASPT 3309: Painting in Rome
A study of painting among the monuments and landscapes of central Italy. Prerequisite: ASPT 1300 or permission of instructor. (SMU-in-Italy)
ASPT 5100, 5200, 5302: Directed Studies in Painting
Students may take one course per term only. Preequisite: ASPT 3300.
ASPT 5300: Advanced Painting
An intensive studio experience for students who wish to develop a significant body of work in painting. Independent development is stressed alongside a program of readings and individual and group critiques. Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in painting at the 3000 level or permission of instructor.
ASPT 5306: Painting in Taos II
An advanced study of painting in the physical and cultural environment of the Fort Burgwin Research Center. Prerequisite: ASPT 3300, or 3306, or permission of instructor.