Students will continue sophisticated painting projects within the approach of the Master Studio that that they joined in Semester 3, combining skills and knowledge from the composition, design and process courses (purple line) from Semesters 1 to 3 with their experience in the Master Studio process to conceive and execute projects of a more independent nature.

Course Contents and Structure:

In the course of conceiving of and executing painting compositions within the theme of their Master Studio, students will face issues and will apply strategies valid in multiple areas and approaches to visual art. These issues will be explored through examples, exercises, group critiques, and a one-on-one meetings with the instructor. Students will develop distinctive concept statements and then create and refine designs that manifest that concept, applying creative ideas to creating multifigure compositions in oil painting.

Learning Objectives:

After the completion of the course, students will: *Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of visual art and composition principles, terms and practice through successful creative visual artworks, through verbal critiques and discussions of form; *Demonstrate an understanding of creative process, including graphic and concept development in response to assigned challenges; *Demonstrate creative problem-solving skills.