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Painting Studios

The painting curriculum at SMFA offers courses that build technical, critical, and conceptual skills with the goal of engaging contemporary painting practices in an interdisciplinary, historical, and theoretical manner.

We believe in the importance of developing an individual point of view, fostered by creative play and constructive criticism, while building your awareness of painting's relationship to art history and contemporary visual cultures. You are encouraged to move through the painting curriculum, building skills and developing concept and voice. You may choose to focus on representation, abstraction, or painting and technology, and are encouraged to mix classes from other mediums to form an interdisciplinary practice. The goal is to enable you to pursue rigorous, self-directed work.