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Introduction to Figure Painting FSA114


Figure painting is a broad and varied tradition within the discipline of painting. This unit will introduce and examine some of the key strategies and themes of this tradition including; portraiture/self-portraiture, the nude, the figure in space and groups of figures.  Within this unit you will explore, through looking at works of other artists as well as through practical engagement, how these concerns have been interpreted in paint throughout history as well as within contemporary practice


Unit name Introduction to Figure Painting
Unit code FSA114
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Arts

Dr Megan Keating

Teaching staff

David Keeling

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

4 week intensive, 2 days/week (5 hours per day)= 40 hours in total consisting of 5 one hour lectures, 8 practical workshops and 27 hours of studio prac tutorials


 Folio of works 80% (4 practical exercises each worth 20%) and journal 20%

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