Painting & Drawing
This program emphasizes advance mastery of the "artistic discipline." The course of study provides an understanding of historical and contemporary painting and drawing practices, skills and techniques for further creative and expressive development. Individual expression is encouraged and supported by faculty who advocate a wide range of aesthetic views.
Faculty: Derrick Buisch, Nancy Mladenoff, Leslie Smith III, T.L. Solien, Fred Stonehouse
Concepts of Figuration
Courses: Art 452 Intermediate Painting: New Figuration I, Art 552 Advanced Painting: New Figuration II 52, Art Advanced Painting: New Figuration III
Courses in figuration encourage creative exploration of the "figurative" transmission of the "human condition." Anthropological, cultural, socio-political, gender, sexual, racial, and dreamlife imaging become primary to the understanding of personal or group identity, place, cultural and familial dynamics, sexuality and gender identification. Figurative painting is open to the use of traditional and extreme image making methods including observational, illusionism, fictive representation or other conceptual premises relevant to the successful presentation of privately held concerns.