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Drawing & Painting

Develop your expressive direction through the study of representational, abstract and inter-media approaches to drawing and painting. As you explore historical and contemporary methods you will be encouraged to enhance your technical and conceptual skill, as well as expand your ability to choose a path through the expansive field of contemporary image production.

Dylan Benedict, BFA 2012

Michelle Ross, Department Head
Anna Fidler
Georgiana Nehl

Visiting Artists
Bruce Conkle
Nan Curtis
MK Guth
Anya Kivarkis
Jen Delos Reyes
Mark Smith
Bobbi Woods

Course Descriptions
DR106 Introduction to Painting
DR113 Drawing: Color and Process
DR202 Beginning Life Drawing
DR205 Painting Studio
DR300 Advanced Topic in Drawing and Painting
DR303 Advanced Life Drawing
DR490/491 Drawing Tutorial

The Vollum Drawing, Painting, and Photography Building houses the large open drawing, painting, and design studio/classrooms with a beautifully designed array of skylights and windows for natural light. A variety of studio equipment and a large supply of still life props are available for use. The department’s tool shop includes a variety of saws and hand tools.


Learn more about the College's programs of study:


Undergraduate programs
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Craft

The Certificate in Craft
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Craft (requires a bachelor's degree)

Graduate programs
Master of Fine Arts in Craft
Collaborative Masters of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design