UTSA painting professors are active professional artists whose works are widely exhibitied. The program offers diverse points of view with respect to historical traditions and contemporary critical and cultural issues. Students may engage in intensive investigation within the painting discipline, or pursue a cross-disciplinary path as appropriate to the learning process and the development of their ideas.
As students progress through beginning to intermediate levels they gain a foundation of basic painting concepts, skills, and materials with an emphasis on the use of oil paint and oil mediums. Here they also explore color, form, and composition and connect these things with image and idea development.
At the advanced level, concentration is on the development of a personal direction and creating a cohesive series of work, while maintaining a consideration of historical and contemporary issues relevant to painting.
Arts building facilities for undergraduate classes include spacious painting studios with natural and artificial light, recently installed media consoles with projection screens for instruction, as well as semi-private work areas for students enrolled in advanced painting classes.
Image: Kara Stevens, Advanced Painting and Sculpture