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Junior Megan Reed poses next to her painting featured in SKIN at the LA Municipal Art Gallery.
Jose Zuniga ('15) deconstructs culture.
Natalie Rafisiman ('15) incorporates tropes from the Middle East.
Will Bengston ('15)
Karissa Taylor ('17) poses in front of her soot drawings during the installation for a class exhibition at Project Space 2920.
Karissa Taylor ('17) makes a soot drawing on the Painting Studio patio.
The Painting Studio patio is a space where students can work with materials that require ventilation or experiment making murals.
The Perez Bros ('16) collaborated to make these striking self-portraits.
Another self-portrait by Veronica Marshall ('15), who has depicted herself as a doll.
Glenn Araya ('15) references the imagery and process of animation in this bright piece.
Mohsen Manzoor ('16) creates sherbert-colored fields using spray paint.
Justin Wilson ('15), a military veteran, abstracts the view as seen through a night vision scope.
Robert Moore ('15) channels his street artist cred to offer up this sweet suite of pink paintings.
Sheri Chillingworth ('15) reveals her mastery of materials.
Austin Matthew's ('15) intriguing collage-painting
Adam Papparotto ('15)
Darienn Hesse ('15) wows with this juicy landscape.
Selena Spurgeon ('16) explores the ubiquitous Googie in shades of blue and pink.
Maia Lee ('15) depicts a car culture dystopia.
William Blyth's ('15) painting of trash found in the LA River shines a light on local ecology.
A Neo-Surreal still life
Mobility student Dylan Townley-Smith makes the mundane iconic.
Works in progress in the Painting Studio.
PAINTING is one of three areas of study in Fine Arts. World-class faculty, who are active professional artists, teach all classes. Students in Fine Arts study each of the core disciplines—Painting, Sculpture/New Genres, and Photography—before selecting one or more areas to pursue in depth.
Painting students learn the basic principles, techniques and concepts of painting and drawing while developing their talent. Students learn to invent visual images of their ideas, passions and interests. Student artists in the program work on surfaces ranging from paper, canvas, panels, and walls among many other possibilities.
Students are exposed to the ideas and methods that make up the long, rich history of painting. Classes include abstract and representational approaches to the medium and how to use them to make successful paintings. Students experiment using a wide variety of materials (oil, acrylic, watercolor, spray paint and others) as part of their journey to become professional artists with their own unique direction. For Materials, Methods and Skills taught in the Painting Progam Download (PDF).
Students in the Painting Program work in two studio environments. The Galef Center Painting Studio has 24/7 access, a storage facility, an outdoor work area, and adjoining clean space where students present work for critique.
The Senior Studios offer each student a private space to work in for the entirety of their senior year in the Fine Arts Program.