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Our painting area includes five levels, ranging from easel painting to collaborative mural painting. Each level is focused on various aspects of painting including: developing visual literacy, technical competency, method and process, color/design concepts, content exploration, collaboration and cross-disciplinary approaches to painting. Painting I is a beginning level course focused on developing ones technical vocabulary, artistic method and critical evaluation skills set within a cross-cultural context. In Painting II students continue to develop their artistic and critical thinking skills. Topics presented in this course include approaches to painting the human figure, material exploration and investigation of the expressive potential of painting. Painting III is dedicated to muralism. In this course students learn mural development, design, and production within a cross-cultural art context. Students continue to build artistic skills as they work collaboratively on site-specific mural projects within the community. Painting IV is a further investigation of the technical, expressive, and conceptual potential of the painting medium. Introduction to oil painting and mixed media are components of the class. Painting V is an independent course for advanced level students.            
Fifteen hours with grades of C or better, distributed as follows (minimum of 9 hours must be upper division):
1. All of the following:
ARTS 2900
Drawing II (3 hours)
ARTS 2100
Painting I (3 hours)
ARTS 3100
Painting II (3 hours)
ARTS 3110
Painting III (3 hours)
2. Select One:
ARTS 4110
Painting IV (3 hours)
ARTS 3900
Drawing III (3 hours)
One course in Art History selected from ARTS 3000 through 4950. (3 hours).
All Studio Minors are required to complete ARTS 1000 or ARTS 1200 before enrolling in Minor classes.
Art majors may not count courses required in Area F toward a minor offered in the Department of Art. The Art major must take additional 3000-4000 level courses to complete the minor program. The academic advisor and department chair must approve these courses.
Art History courses taken in fulfillment of the minor may not be applied towards any of the major requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Fine Art, Museum Studies or Art History.
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