The painting series allows students to experience acrylic, watercolor, and oil media, with an emphasis on developing drawing skills and practical application of design principals. All painting courses incorporate an intensive examination and use of color theory and pigments and students can take this understanding into all other fields of visual art and design. While the beginning course emphasizes the development of basic painting skills and perspectives, students who advance in the series build upon these skills and focus on individual creativity in their work.
These courses also provide the aspiring fine art painter with a departure point for developing a body of work in the painting media and to move into the fine art market or to further their skills in a college or university BFA program. Painting courses can be taken to satisfy the 2D concentration of the Associate of Fine Arts degree.