Painting is taught as both a material and critical practice in the College of
Art. In the major you will develop your technical skills in a variety of processes and pigments while deepening your conceptual understanding of the medium. From a starting point of painting from the model and from still-life, you will progress to more experimental and self-directed forms of creative expression. You will be encouraged to work with faculty across all disciplinary lines and to think of painting in contexts beyond the two-dimensional canvas. Work in the studio is enriched by critical analysis of both historical traditions and their contemporary manifestations.
You will receive intensive and individualized studio instruction, with a focus on dialogue and group critiques. An active visiting artist program and museum and gallery visits will round out your education.