Painting and Drawing Program provides students with the opportunity to develop
a broad range of knowledge, skills and competencies in the painting
medium. These include skills in the use of oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, and mixed-media collage. Normally
students begin painting using a water-based medium (gouache or acrylic);
later courses integrate the use of oils and watercolor, as well
as experimental techniques.
Students learn the qualities of various
pigments, preparation of supports and appropriate use of painting
mediums. Students begin painting from still life in a naturalistic
manner and are encouraged to develop a broader more personalized,
stylistic and conceptual approach.
Painting and Drawng program offers students the opportunity to develop and
form a personal identity as an artist. Students are also expected
to research historic and contemporary artists as part of extensive
journaling. Slide lectures and videos, museum and gallery visits,
and/or guest artists supplement the regular class program.
Painting and Drawing Learning Outcomes