Painting

The Painting emphasis encourages and supports a broad range of stylistic and conceptual exploration nurturing your unique artistic voice. Painting students have pursued graduate work in painting, art history and art therapy as well as found employment in careers such as curatorial fields, gallery work, design and education. Students may pursue a B.A. or B.S. in Art Education or a B.F.A. in Studio Art in this emphasis.


Degree Options

BFA Studio Art - Painting Emphasis

Students may pursue a B.F.A. in Studio Art in this emphasis. The B.F.A. in Studio Art is designed for students interested in a professional degree in art or design. This degree will prepare students for a career as a professional Painter. Aside from Painting, eight other Emphasis Areas are available to choose from in the B.F.A. degree.


Learning Environment

Painting

Faculty and student discuss technique during painting class

In addition to learning the techniques of painting, the program encourages undergraduates to examine the broader social and cultural contexts in which they create their work. At the introductory level, students establish a professional groundwork in media, materials, and processes necessary for their development as painters. As they continue in upper level courses, each is supported in cultivating a personal approach to the medium. This process includes intensive coursework, independent studio projects, critiques, and museum visits that offer students rich opportunities for reflective and engaged learning.


Faculty

Jill Eggers

Jill Eggers
Associate Professor
Painting Area Coordinator

Tim Fisher

Tim Fisher
Associate Professor

Rick Weis

Rick Weis
Associate Professor


Students' Work


Course Catalog

A continuation of techniques and media from Introduction to Drawing, with emphasis on the human figure. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: ART 157.

Credits: 3

An exploration of pictorial concepts in drawing in a variety of media with the emphasis upon individual expression. Offered winter semester.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: ART 257.

Credits: 3

Fundamentals of painting in opaque media with a variety of subjects and styles. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: ART 152, ART 157.

Credits: 3

Advanced exploration of drawing techniques with emphasis upon personal expression. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: ART 258.

Credits: 3

Intermediate projects using a variety of styles, subjects, and techniques. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: ART 260.

Credits: 3

Intermediate projects using a variety of styles, subjects, and techniques. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: ART 361.

Credits: 3

For studio artists and designers about to enter graduate school or professional design studios. Includes a required three-day field trip to Chicago, information concerning resume preparation, exhibitions, interviewing, portfolios, design agencies, galleries, museums, and analysis of the professional literature through written assignments. Students will learn how the professional art world works. Offered fall semester.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: Art major and senior standing.

Credits: 3

A continuation of ART 361 with advanced and more individual problems. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: ART 362.

Credits: 3

A continuation of ART 362 with advanced and more individual problems. 463 may be repeated for credit. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: ART 462.

Credits: 3

This course is the final work toward the B.F.A. Senior Exhibition and must be taken in the semester in which students hang their degree shows. Students will work closely with their major professor in their emphasis area, and may have an additional course assigned from their Junior Review. Students must seek the advice of their major professor for the selection of works for their exhibition. They may also seek advice of any other faculty members with whom they have worked or from whom they would like additional feedback. Offered fall and winter semesters.

Credits: 6


Facilities

Painting

Ceramics

The painting facilities at GVSU include three large purpose-built classrooms. Each studio has ample natural light and offers specialized lighting for figure painting. Students have access to the woodshop to fashion supports for their work. The program also has a dedicated common room for group critiques. Students pursuing a BFA in this program have individual studios.


Request Information

For questions about the Ceramics area, please contact:

Jill Eggers
Painting Coordinator
704 Calder Arts Center
(616) 331-3361
eggersj@gvsu.edu

 

 



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