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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


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