The painting & drawing program emphasizes contemporary practices within an intellectual and physical environment helpful to art making. This program is committed to engaging the cultural diversity found on campus by working with students to define their approach to artistic and cultural production through drawing and painting.
Beginning students receive core knowledge of visual communication and material competence that covers a wide range of traditional painting techniques. Intermediate-level courses target various pictorial strategies and students are encouraged to start building a cohesive body of work. At the advanced level, students work on individual studio projects, conducting research on artists and interdisciplinary thinkers, both contemporary and historical, whose work resides in a domain similar to their own.
Instruction occurs in one of four studios, each equipped with easel-and-workbench painting stations for students at all levels to have a dedicated workspace. Studios have raised ceilings with vaulted skylights and large, north-facing windows. A modern ventilation system monitors airflow.
The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host the 2016 CWU Department of Art Faculty Exhibition. This bie