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2D Media on Paper Summer Courses by Fred Stonehouse

2D Media on Paper Summer Courses by Fred Stonehouse

June 12 – July 9

ART 242: Watercolor I

Watercolor I begins painting with watercolor and mixed media on paper. We explore both experimental and traditional uses of the media. Throughout each use, we maintain an emphasis on drawing, composition, and imagination. Last but not least, we go on field trips!

ART 342: Watercolor II

Naturally, this course is a continuation of the concepts that were addressed in Watercolor I. Thus, we continue to paint! We continue to explore experimental and traditional uses of the media with an emphasis on drawing, composition, and imagination.

ART 542: Advanced Watercolor I

This course is the next step towards becoming a master painter. In addition to the skills and techniques built in the previous two courses, we can now introduce transparent and opaque watercolor media. Furthermore, we focus on studio practice, making effective critiques, and, of course, field trips!

ART 312: Intermediate Drawing I

The exploration of conceptual drawing in various media. Emphasis on conceptual/formal solutions.

ART 512: Advanced Drawing I

Drawing course taught in a structured format where students work on various problems and issues in drawing.

ART 612: Advanced Drawing II

A continuation of Art 512: Advanced Drawing II.

ART 448: 2D Media: Works on Paper

Offered concurrently with the Watercolor and Drawing courses.

Many courses open to beginners, non-art majors and special students!

Plan your summer


Backseat Painting: An Advanced Painting Workshop Exhibition

April 21 - 27 Closing Reception: Thursday, April 27, 7-9p Location: Gallery 7, 7th Floor Humanities Building, 455 N Park St, Madison Backseat Painting is a group exhibition presented to you by this spring’s Advanced Painting Workshop in accordance with UW Madison’s...

13 Artists Talking (Separately): A UW-Madison artist talk

April 28, 6-8p Location: MMoCA, 227 State St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703 On Friday, April, 28th, from 6-8 pm, thirteen graduate students from the UW-Madison Art Department will each give a five minute artist talk, presenting their current work, at the Madison Museum of...

Middle Child: Photographs by Alex Orellana

April 28 - June 25 Reception: Thursday, April 27, 5–7 p.m., Paige Court Lecture: Gendered Physiognomies: Deconstructing Masculine and Feminine Appearances by Alex Orellana, Chazen Auditorium, Friday, May 5, 12p Location: Chazen Museum of Art, Oscar F. and Louise...

Faculty Spotlight

Associate Professor Lynda Barry (Interdisciplinary Creativity), is a famous cartoonist who hails from Wisconsin. She shares her passion and enthusiasm for nurturing creativity with the University of Wisconsin and the community. View Spotlight

Arts at UW

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The UW-Madison Art Department is nationally ranked:

#1 Printmaking

#15 Overall Fine Arts Program

Source: U.S. News & World Report

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ART DEPARTMENT is committed to teaching art in the context of a major research university and a vibrant intellectual community. Offering the following degrees: B.S., B.F.A., M.A., & M.F.A. in Studio Art, and B.S. in Art Education.