FA22 Friday Drawing & Painting Studio (Advanced)

Day/Time: 10 Fridays starting September 23, 7:00-9:30pm

There is no class November 11 & November 25.

Location: SAA 2D Studio (W20-425)

Instructor: Timothy Lee

Oil Painting, Self Portrait of Student. Credit: Sabrina Su.  Image: Timmy Lee. 
This advanced course in drawing and painting will challenge students to become technically fluent in the processes and methodologies of their choice in drawing or painting, while they explore topics that they are personally interested in. Students will work independently in addressing their topics of interest while building upon their skills – formally, conceptually and stylistically. There will be an emphasis in narration, problem-solving, and working in series as students interpret class-wide prompts. Major topics covered will include an introduction to abstraction, scale, group critiques, and incorporating mixed-media practices into drawing or painting. The classes are designed to be collaborative; students will have the opportunity to learn from one another in a dynamic studio setting.
Because of the fast-paced nature of this class, students will be expected to have prior experience in drawing or painting, including familiarity with representational drawing (whether that was acquired through taking an introductory drawing or painting class, or from personal practice). Students concerned about whether or not this class would be a good fit for them should reach out to the instructor at timmylee@mit.edu before enrolling, with images of any works they have previously done. Works produced in this class may be curated into subsequent thematic exhibitions at the MIT Weisner Student Art Gallery.
​MATERIALS FOR DRAWING STUDENTS: ​MATERIALS FOR PAINTING STUDENTS:
  • 18 X 24 Newsprint paper
  • 18 X 24 Bristol paper
  • Vine Charcoal
  • Compressed Charcoal (Please try to get General’s or Faber-Castell)
  • White Conte Crayon
  • Black Conte Crayon
  • White Mars Plastic Eraser
  • 3-inch wide flat Hake brush​
  • Mod Podge (Matte finish preferred)
  • Students may be required to purchase additional materials as the term progresses based on their needs and interests in exploring drawing from a mixed-media lens​
  • Small sketchbook for daily use (recommended)​

  • Walnut Oil
  • Small glass jar with lid
  • Brushes (choose a selection of different sizes and tips – brush handles should be more than 8 inches long – get a combination of soft and hard bristle brushes)
  • 3-inch wide flat Hake brush
  • Metal palette knife
  • Glass palette (approx. 12 x 16”) – most hardware stores (including Home Depot) will sell small sheets of glass. Make sure to get one that is at least a ¼” thick; if not, you can always duct tape the palette to a hard sheet of cardboard. Sand the edges if the glass is freshly cut to prevent injuries.
  • Palette scraper (if using glass palette only)
  • Rag cloths (old/throwaway cotton shirts are great for this purpose)
  • Paints: Titanium White, Ivory Black, Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Pthalo Green (or alternatively Hooker’s Green), Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Prussian Blue
  • Support: Please bring one 18″ x 24″ canvas to the first class; subsequent supports can be purchased as the term progresses based on student’s needs.

Materials can be purchased at Artist & Craftsman Supply and Blick Art, both in Central Square.

  • September 23, 2022 - December 17, 2022
    7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Details Price Qty
MIT Undergraduate Student $150.00 (USD)  
MIT Graduate Student $150.00 (USD)  
MIT Faculty/Staff $300.00 (USD)  
MIT Alum/Retiree $300.00 (USD)  
MIT Spouse $300.00 (USD)