Through studio practice, this course introduces students to painting and the basic elements of design and composition. Paint and related media become tools for self-expression. Students develop skills of critical observation and methods of visual organization, internalizing their understanding of the history and concepts of painting. Students learn how to prepare a surface for painting, explore multiple techniques and strategies for creating and executing work and engage in critical analysis through critiques. Students complete several paintings and learn how to prepare them for exhibition.
Offered fall and spring