Students learn technical skills with an emphasis on studio production. This course is designed to develop higher-level thinking, through the use of historical reference and exploration of different modes of painting such as, realistic, abstract, and nonobjective, students are encouraged to develop their own styles of painting. Emphasis is on individual expression, composition, and technique. Requirements include: (a) keeping a sketchbook of ideas, notes and vocabulary; (b) criticism; (c) an oral presentation, (d) projects.Student will work from still life, landscape, portraiture, the figure, and creativity-based subjects. Those students who have completed Painting and wish to become further involved with advanced techniques and concepts may proceed to Studio Art.