A Plan of Concentration in painting and drawing should be seen first as a broad-based course of study. The course structure emphasizes perceptual and technical skills and directs students toward critical and historical awareness and to the identification of a personal direction in painting and drawing.
The making of art is a process of discovery, informed by craft, intuitive play, rigorous self-examination and an awareness of history. Although we are in a climate of continual change, a climate in which traditional values in art are in constant question, students need to acquire solid skills in perception, close observation and careful analytic thinking.
Areas of Interest for Plan-level Work:
- Painting, drawing, printmaking and mixed media
- Issues in contemporary art
Sample Tutorial Topics
- Identity and the Portrait
- Advanced Painting: Language of Objects within the Still Life
- Painting & Monotype
- Abstraction and Context