Available to: all qualified students, see placement requirements on the Arts Department page

This hands-on studio class is for students interested in building advanced proficiency in drawing and painting as well as developing an individual aesthetic and conceptual understanding of art-making. Technical focus is placed on observational work, including traditional easel painting and drawing of classic motifs, such as still life, portraiture, and landscape. Mixed media projects explore contemporary real-world applications of art-making, including art as community building and collaboration, art as expression, art as communication and activism, art as documentation and preservation, and art as function. Students build portfolios and have the opportunity to engage in public installations of their work. Hands-on class projects are supplemented with an introduction to art history movements and the exploration of diverse image-making artists across the globe.