Our painting program provides a balance between structured learning experiences and each students unique expression. The rich history of painting is the foundation from which students build their painting language, and contemporary art is the context in which they develop an artistic identity. Working in traditional and experimental media throughout the program, students are exposed to paintings and readings from a wide range of sources in and outside of the classroom.
From the Sophomore year on, each student is given a dedicated studio space in which to work. Sophomores encounter the basic elements of painting and investigate observed and imagined subject matter. Junior courses address a wide range of contemporary issues that expand upon the student's notion of painting. Through extensive contact with the faculty, seniors explore personal interests and develop an individual body of work culminating in the Senior show.