Corcoran College of Art and Design

Spring 2014 Courses + Painting

Browse all of our courses by Area of Study; Enrollment Option; Certificate Program; or Day of the Week. Simply click on the red link on the left to see a list of courses that meets the criteria you’ve selected.


Advanced Drawing & Painting

No sections available this semester

DR3245 (1.5 credits or audit)
Representational and abstract works are encouraged and will be critiqued in this course.

Advanced Painting Studio

No sections available this semester

FA4210 (3.0 credits or audit)
Students in this course will begin a cohesive body of work or fully develop one in progress.

The Touchscreen Artist: Sketching in the Gallery

No sections available this semester

PT0821 (non-credit)
Explore using your iPad or other touch-screen device, to digitally draw and paint directly from the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s permanent collection.

Non-Traditional Watercolors

No sections available this semester

PT0822 (non-credit)
Explore a fresh approach to using watercolor as a flexible and erasable medium.

Introduction to Painting

No sections available this semester

PT1200 (1.5 credits or audit)
Learn to paint! This course covers composition, color, and canvas preparation.

Academic Painting

No sections available this semester

PT1210 (1.5 credits or audit)
Students learn to see specific realistic images as a set of abstract shapes, tonal values and colors in relation to the whole.

Introduction to Botanical Painting in Watercolor

No sections available this semester

PT1400 (1.5 credits or audit)
Students learn the techniques of transparent watercolor using live plant material.

Intermediate Painting

No sections available this semester

PT2200 (1.5 credits or audit)
This course will review the fundamentals of painting and focus on individual development of style, technique, and direction. (For intermediate and advanced students.)

Abstract Painting

No sections available this semester

PT2220 (1.5 credits or audit)
This course investigates the concepts and meanings of abstraction and their relevance in today's world.

Mastering the Art of Color in Painting

No sections available this semester

PT2280 (1.5 credits or audit)
Through a series of color exercises and painting assignments students will master the art of color using either oil or acrylic paint.


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Important Dates

June 30
Summer Session I (5 Weeks) ends

June 23
Priority registration deadline for summer session II classes.

July 7
Summer Session II (5 Weeks) begins

July 10
Summer Session II (5 Weeks) 
and Full Summer Session ends (10 Weeks) 

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