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Interior With Cat, Oil on Linen, 32×24 (detail) by Professor Christopher Chippendale

Introduction to Painting


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Kennedy 510

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Begin painting in this exploration of new and traditional directions and techniques. The basis of the course is studio work, primarily working in oil and includes use of models, as well as lectures and demonstrations. Color and composition theory, and the study of form, space, and light are addressed. Previous experience with drawing is helpful.

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Sharon Dunn is professor of Studio Foundation at MassArt. She holds a BFA from Boston University and an MSVS from MIT. Solo and group exhibitions include: Mobius; “Women’s Work” Banyon Gallery, North Carolina; and “Caribbean and West African Influences,” Owen Patrick Gallery, PA.