Photo by Jerry Naunheim.

Painting is taught as a material and critical practice in the College of Art. You will develop technical and conceptual proficiency with a wide range of media while pursuing highly individualized bodies of work. Introductory courses focus on observational and technical skills, allowing you to experience and internalize the history and traditions of painting. Upper-level courses are increasingly self-directed and experimental, as you identify your own areas of interest and modes of production.

This work is analyzed and critiqued through the lens of contemporary thought and practice. You will receive intensive and individualized studio instruction punctuated by group critiques. Museum and gallery visits, visiting artists, and a broad menu of lectures will inform and expand upon the studio experience.