Cast painting provides the student with an introduction to working with oil paint
within the framework of the LARA curriculum.
Building on confidence and understanding gained in previous cast drawing exercises, students learn to draw with paint, mix accurate values, and express a convincing sense of form and light. Particular attention is placed on helping the student to develop a personal approach to handling paint. The controlled situation that a cast provides is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with what is a difficult and complicated medium in a focused way. Cast painting is the precursor to still-life, portrait painting, and further studio-based projects.