The Painting Program consists of a series of courses in acrylic and mixed-media painting:
- Painting I (ART 231) is an introduction to the painting process with an emphasis on developing observational, technical and conceptual painting skills. Historical and contemporary approaches to painting are researched and explored in individual projects. Students gain an understanding of color theory and practice, painting techniques, safety concerns, and construction of painting supports, and learn to apply that understanding to individual image-making.
- Painting II & III (ART 331 & ART 431) provide for continued exploration in painting and mixed media. Goals for these courses include: improvement in technical painting ability, development of individual expression, and creation of a personal vocabulary of shape, form, color, etc., leading to thematic connections.
- Painting IV (ART 436) provides instruction and assistance for students preparing a Senior Portfolio, seeking graduate and professional opportunities, and committing to a higher level of sustained studio production. Practical issues involved in the making, documenting, presenting, exhibiting, and promoting of artwork are discussed.