Electives in Painting

Newman University student in painting class

Welcome to Painting

Painting is an exciting process of representing, documenting and expressing your own unique view of the world. There are many kinds of mediums in painting. Oil paint, watercolor and acrylic are just a few you will have the opportunity to paint with. The choice of the medium and the method by which the pigment is applied have important effects on the characteristics of the finished work, since each medium has its own limitations and potentials.

We encourage you to explore painting styles that are naturalistic, representational, photographic, emotional, symbolic and abstract. Subject matter includes still lifes, landscapes, the human figure and your unlimited imagination.

Painting Information Sheet