Figure Painting (CEPN 205)

In this course, explore the traditional and contemporary applications of figure painting. Using acrylic paintings and mediums, students will develop and expand the observational skills necessary to capture the human figure. Underpainting the building blocks of bodily structural anatomy will be practiced through skeleton and live model sessions. Gesture and contour marks, acrylic paint colour mixing and blending, and proportion and perspective will be used to capture the volume, form, and emotion of diverse poses.

Contact Hours

24 course hours (4 hours per class)

Prior Learning

To fully benefit from this course, prior experience with Painting is required.

Courses offered that meet Prior Learning Requirements

Tuition + Materials

Tuition is $517.60. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.

Course Format

Course offering is available either online synchronous (VCHAT) or on campus (GNWC). View schedule for current and upcoming formats.


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