In addition to intimate class sizes and ample class time to paint, our students enjoy trips to Front Range museums, galleries, and artists’ studios to gain an understanding of professional art practices and to engage with the local and regional art community. The department hosts a robust visiting artist and guest critic program allowing our students to hear from a variety of experts in the field.
The painting area is comprised of two large studio rooms along with a critique space & storage area. Each studio room is equipped with ample track lighting & controllable natural light for painting from observation. The spaces are well ventilated & large, with enough easels & palette tables to accommodate the larger courses in the program. The advanced painting room is divided into individual studio spaces. Seniors can stay in an assigned space for the semester or year. These spaces are equipped with lockable taborets & any equipment necessary for the students to accomplish their goals.
In addition to the painting area, you will have access to much of the department's state-of-the-art facilities, including several exhibition galleries, a digital fabrication lab, & computer labs. Additional resources can be found in the Richardson Design Center, the Morgan Library, the College of Liberal Arts, & other spaces on campus
With diverse backgrounds, our painting faculty will help you marry your love for the medium with technical skill sets and conceptual prowess.