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Painting I

December 28, 2011

Snitzer, Joan
Painting I

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I was really excited to take this class, but I was disappointed. The course was relaxing, but I just don't think I got much out of it. I knew going into it that it was not a technique art class, but I don't think I understood the extent of what that meant. She will come around and say something about your work once or twice in the 4 hour period. You can pretty much do whatever you want as long as you get 10 paintings done by the end of the semester.

Workload:

Finish 10 paintings by the end of the semester. That's all.

September 19, 2010

Snitzer, Joan
Painting I

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Joan is great! She is genius, she really has a unique way to teach art. I had never painted before and she really helped me develop my love for art. She really has a passion to teach and that passion lead the class to a very efficient result. Everyone in my class had become an artist in the end. My classmates and I developed a passion to paint and we all became expressive. Joan is very truthful and critical of the paintings, I also found it very helpful that Joan allows for open discussion and allows students to critique each others work. It is a great class.. if you can get in.

Workload:

8 paintings per semester, the studio is open 24/7. You get your own locker and a place to store all your paintings.

January 22, 2007

Bogarin, Jonathan
Painting I

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Jon Bogarin expects way too much of his students. He knows what he's talking about, and he really did teach me a lot, but he had us run around to exhibits all over New York that we didn't even get to talk about! He also expects students to be able to spend 7+ hours each week painting, when in class we only spent about 3-4 hours with brushes in our hands.

Jon also neglects to paint with his students, or demonstrate techniques himself. He is also fairly critical, and seems a bit arrogant.

Workload:

at least two paintings in class every day, and at least 7 hours spent painting 1-3 pieces each week.

May 17, 2006

Smith, Molly Gold_nugget
Painting I

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Molly is such a sweet heart, she is extremely kind and positive with critiques. I felt as though there could have been more freedom in choosing our topics. However, this is art and even if a general restraint such as "paint on something that is invisible" is given, you still have a lot of freedom. I just sometimes would have liked if we could come into class and paint whatever we wanted. We had to study two artists throughout the semester and for the final presentation present atleast three works (they did not all have to be newly created). I really enjoyed this last assignment not only because of the artists I had, but because it kept me painting continuously over a couple of days. I would have liked less homework and to work on very large canvasses.

Workload:

weekly painting homework and research on artists, two times I believe we were assigned to go to a museum, weekly crits, one time we painted in the park which was nice final presentation consisting of atleast three paintings and a one page handout on each of our artists (two)

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