Painting

  • Students at work in studio. Photo by Jerry Naunheim.
    Students at work in studio. Photo by Jerry Naunheim.
  • Seniors' work exhibited at the Des Lee Gallery. Photo by Stan Strembicki.
    Seniors' work exhibited at the Des Lee Gallery. Photo by Stan Strembicki.
  • Work from Lucas Page's Fisherman series.
    Work from Lucas Page's Fisherman series.
  • Professor Buzz Spector talks with a student about her work. Photo by Buzz Spector.
    Professor Buzz Spector talks with a student about her work. Photo by Buzz Spector.
  • Painting studios in Walker Hall. Photo by Jerry Naunheim.
    Painting studios in Walker Hall. Photo by Jerry Naunheim.
  • Work by Margaret Sayers.
    Work by Margaret Sayers.

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.

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