Painting in the 21st Century


Spring 2015 quarter

Taught by

ceramics, visual arts

This is a one-quarter program focusing on the development of studio skills and methods in painting and on the history and future of painting in the visual arts. Students entering the program must have a solid background in representational drawing. Students will have the opportunity to develop technical skills in the use of acrylics and oils and to learn about the history of painting, with emphasis on how this medium was transformed in the last century and how it is continuing to evolve now. Students will address weekly studio projects in class designed to improve their understanding of color, composition, thematic research and studio methodology. Each student will create a series of paintings on an individual theme over the course of the quarter, accompanied by in-depth, theme-related research. This program is designed for students who have a strong work ethic and self-discipline and who are willing to work long hours in the studio on campus in company with their fellow students.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

visual arts, art history and the humanities.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning: No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional for students.

Required Fees

$50 for bulk purchase of canvas, paper and stretcher materials to be used by all students.

Special Expenses

Students should expect to spend $200-$300 on painting supplies for the quarter.


Date Revision
May 6th, 2014 Susan Aurand will be offering Studio Practices with Evan Blackwell.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Spring)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Signature Required

Students must have solid skills in representational drawing, demonstrated in a portfolio of work emailed or submitted to the faculty at the academic fair.

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