Special Topics in Art

  • Online delivery
  • eClass

Learn how to use a palette knife as a paint­ing tool to achieve expres­sive mark-mak­ing with heavy paint appli­ca­tion. Explore the method of impas­to to apply lay­ers of paint and cre­ate paint­ings with thick, tex­tured sur­face and vis­i­ble strokes. Through a series of guid­ed projects, you’ll be intro­duced to var­i­ous palette knife tech­niques as you pro­duce stud­ies from obser­va­tion and copy a few paint­ings to learn from one of the old mas­ters. Depend­ing on your pref­er­ence, we will work to cre­ate land­scape, flo­ral, or semi-abstract paint­ings. Open to artists of all levels.

This course has no formal prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Recommended prerequisite EXART 3005 – Drawing Fundamentals

Offered:


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekday evening (Tue)
Apr 20, 2021Jun 1, 2021
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6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents. Please bring to first class: Can­vas: 16×20 or small­er, a jar of acrylic gel (250 ml, reg­u­lar, gloss), palette knife — dia­mond shape 1.5″-2″, tem­pera pow­der (white), pen­cil, eras­er, and a plas­tic con­tain­er w/​lid (250 ml, to mix paste & store it for lat­er use). Rest of sup­plies will be dis­cussed in the first class. 
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until April 20, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

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  • Online delivery


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.