Marywood's painting program will identify and cultivate your particular artistic strengths. Our devoted and diverse faculty of working artists ensures individual attention and a broad range of ideas and approaches to painting. Our graduates have been accepted into highly competitive MFA painting programs including: Parsons School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, New York Studio School, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and the Burren College of Art in Ireland.
Foundation courses are designed to develop and refine your technical and perceptual skills. Classes focus on problems of pictorial construction and color theory through direct observation of still life, landscape, and the figure. Later, you're encouraged to engage in a more personal exploration of the conceptual and material possibilities of painting, driven by your own affinities and imagination.
At the advanced level, faculty-to-student interaction is primarily one-on-one as you develop more focused interests and a more coherent and personal visual vocabulary. Studio work is supported by regular group critiques and periodic faculty reviews. Frequent trips to galleries and museums in New York City, and an ongoing program of distinguished visiting artists foster an active dialogue with contemporary and historical artwork and artists.
Download the course sequence sheet for a breakdown of classes each semester.
Painting majors are encouraged to apply for a semester of study abroad at Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy. This unique program provides a first-hand experience of the richness of cultural history and the global nature of art activity.
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