Painting program offers balanced instructions towards solid understanding and integration of both technical and conceptual aspects of painting. Students are encouraged and challenged to recognize, widen and strengthen their personal sensibilities, creative and critical thinking in a dynamic and supportive environment. Students are exposed to a wide range of ideas and processes in relation to both historical and contemporary art practices. Through dynamic in-classroom interactions among students and faculty, strong student-focused individual and group discussions, field trips and regular lectures by visiting artists, students are exposed to the vibrant field of painting and supported throughout their studies to become self-confident artists.
Painting program provides students with two spacious, naturally lit studio rooms and individual studio spaces are available for advanced art students. Painting program is strongly committed to students’ professional development and provides students with continuous opportunities to exhibit their artwork in one-person, group and collaborative exhibitions, as well as in annual juried exhibitions at McDonough Museum of Art and The Butler Institute of American Art located on the campus.