Faking it: Invented Environments for Painting


  • Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency Rupprecht Way MI, 49453 United States

Nazafarian Lotfi and Zoe Nelson

PAINTING 637 001
3 credit hours

In this course, students build their own landscape tableaus in the studio using materials found in the Ox-Bow environs. Students then paint these scenes. The objective of the course is for students to create more dynamic abstract or representational paintings by controlling the subject matter and inspecting how choices are made from a painting’s initial stages. Other subject matter sources include papier-mâché heads (for portraiture), non-representational sculptures and invented environments.