painting studio I

An introduction to the material and subject possibilities of painting with an emphasis on construction, paint handling and color. Exercises progress from simple to more complex and prepare students for future painting courses.

PNTG 240 (3 credits)
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: None

painting studio II

This course provides the continued development based on Foundation Painting. A deeper understanding of ideas and personal vision will be encouraged through a series of larger works that require greater time and skill. Experimentation in different painting media, including acrylic, oil, watercolor and mixed media will be encouraged. Individual and group critiques are components of the class.

PNTG 345 (3 credits)
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: Painting I

experiencing florence through painting

This course provides an overview of landscape in painting, with a focus on the conceptual, perceptual and technical evolution of the landscape image in the history of painting. While the course concentrates on issues specific to this genre,attention is also given to the role of technique and theory in the expression of the masters and contemporary practitioners

PNTG 245 (3 credits)
Summer only
Prerequisite: Painting I

painting studio III

The focus of this class is to clarify the advanced students experience in making paintings and offers the opportunity to work with a singular focus in a particular area of studio practice. This will be accomplished with a great deal of faculty involvement and support. Group and individual critiques will continue as an integral part of the course. All classes visit contemporary exhibits in Florence, which help clarify the juxtaposition between past and present.

PNTG 440 (3 credits)
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite –Painting I & II