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The painting program is designed to provide students with both studio skills and refined critical sensitivity. Painting provides instruction in concepts, skills, methods and work processes that encourage the student to investigate a variety of painting approaches. Students are presented with a structured sequence of problems ranging from pictorial organization to refinements of aesthetic interpretation. Students are encouraged to explore and push beyond perceived boundaries within the painting discipline. A wide range of subject matters are addressed; representation, non-objective, the landscape, the figure and still-life. Media include oil, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media on canvas / panel and experimental surface. The studio experience in integrated with discussion and critique to instill habits of self-instruction which will enhance graduates’ professional lives.