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Painting

Our painting concentration embraces an understanding of how painting has been defined historically and how those boundaries may be further defined and reinvented.

The curriculum begins with a broad study of visual concepts emphasizing technical, conceptual, expressive, and historical exploration. These goals are accomplished through directed assignments combined with independent research, and emphasize disciplined work habits, a spirit of experimentation, knowledge of the expressive role of color, the physicality of paint, and the construction of pictorial space. Instilling a respect for the history of the discipline coupled with innovative exploration provides the student with an avenue toward developing a strong foundation and a maturing conviction in their own poetic voice.

The painting studio is located in Fletcher Hall and encompasses 3,200 square feet of studio space along with student storage. The studio is open seven days a week. Primary equipment includes 60 wooden adjustable easels, two-thirds of which are reserved for individual use for intermediate and advanced students, 60 floor locker/palette stands, wall lockers for security of supplies, storage racks, designated critique walls of 12 x 24 and 12 x 20 feet, two industrial size sinks, studio lighting with daylight bulbs, and double door entrance with 64 inch width.

Inventory of Equipment in Painting Studio

  • 38 30” Stools
  • 5 18” Stools
  • 20  Wooden Chairs
  • 13  Folding Metal Chairs
  • 7  Upholstered Chairs
  • 2  8’x30” Metal Folding Tables
  • 1  10’ Folding Fiberglass Ladder
  • 4 16’ Light Tracks
  • 9  Light Cans
  • 2  22 x 24 x 3’ d Sinks
  • 1  12 x 8 x 3’ d Painting Rack
  • 2  Slide Screens
  • 2  First-aid Kits
  • 2  Fire Extinguishers
  • 1 Miter Box1  Construction Cart
  • 2  Roller Stands
  • 2  Staple Guns (Swingline)
  • 48  New Easels
  • 16  Old Easels
  • 38  New Tabourets
  • 6  Old Metal Tabourets
  • 3  Old Wood Tabourets
  • 2  Claw Hammers
  • 13  3-locker Storage Units
  • 7  6-locker Storage Units
  • 1  Corner Brace
  • 1  Back Saw
  • 1  Hack Saw