Our Drawing and Painting concentration is a challenging and inspiring course of study that explores the boundless possibilities of two-dimensional media. Through courses in figure drawing, oil painting, and mixed media, students will learn to use line, color, texture, and form to express their cultivated Catholic identity.

Our program is designed to help students hone their skills, preparing them to create an independent body of work that demonstrates their creativity, identity, and technical expertise. Whether you plan to pursue an artistic career or attend graduate school, our Drawing and Painting concentration will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed.

Join our program and immerse yourself in a community of like-minded artists who share your passion for drawing and painting. Our experienced faculty and innovative curriculum will challenge you to reach new heights and explore new avenues of creative expression.

Core Foundation:
  • ART 101 - Fundamentals of Design I
  • ART 102 - Fundamentals of Design II
  • ART 207 - Drawing & Composition I
  • ART 208 - Drawing & Composition II
Art Historical Framework:
  • ART 211 - History of Art: Prehistoric to the Middle Ages
  • ART 212 - History of Art: Renaissance to the Modern
  • ART 332 - Contemporary Art 
  • ART 288 - Creative Studio
  • ART 454 - Senior Studio Art Seminar
Concentration Electives:
  • ART 103 - Painting I
  • ART 104 - Painting II
  • ART 205 - Watercolor Painting
  • ART 381 - Figure Drawing
  • ART 337 - Method and Materials in Painting
Student working in painting studio

Painting and Drawing Facilities

The Art Department’s drawing and painting courses are offered in large studios with natural lighting and good ventilation in Salve Regina Hall. Shared studio space is offered to senior art majors.

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