Painting & Drawing

The Painting & Drawing Program provides students with the opportunity to develop a broad range of knowledge, skills and competencies in the media of drawing and painting, beginning with technique-driven courses and eventually broadening to more conceptual and individualized approaches to art-making.

The courses in this sequence are:

  • Drawing Concepts

  • Introduction to Painting

  • Life Study

  • Color Issues and Abstraction

  • Collage to Installation

  • Style

  • Integration

Students in the pivotal Collage to Installation class consider how painting and drawing can take on forms beyond a two-dimensional surface, and in the final two courses, students work independently to develop a body of work for the BA or BFA exhibition. An additional elective course, "Murals as Placemakers," takes a practical approach to learning about and creating public art, researching funding for such projects, applying to a call for art, and on-site painting of a mural.The Painting & Drawing program offers students the opportunity to develop and form a personal identity as an artist.