Painting is an artistic practice that utilizes a variety of materials and approaches.  Ranging in style from realism to abstraction it is a discipline noted by a diversity of styles.  Historically painting is one of humankinds most long-lasting artistic pursuits.  Contemporary activity in painting is flourishing.  We work to help students understand both the historical mandate of painting and the contemporary “why” of painting. 

Problem solving and risk taking is encouraged as the student explores their own sense of self and their relationship to painting’s cultural position in the art world.