Painting and Drawing

Painting and Drawing

The painting and drawing program combines traditional techniques with contemporary approaches to making art. Painting students are exposed to both acrylic and oil paint, as well as mixed media approaches. Drawing students employ a range of media, including graphite, charcoal, ink and mixed media. Students can major or minor in Studio Art, with a concentration in painting and drawing. For more information, contact Professor Kathleen Olson-Janjic at 540-458-8859 or

COURSES • Drawing I and II • Figure Drawing I and II • Drawing Italy (Spring term abroad) • Drawing in Place (Spring term) • Creating Comics (Spring term) • Special topics in Studio Art • Painting I through IV • Painted Light: Interpreting the Landscape • Special Topics in Painting • Directed Studio Projects


Heavy duty adjustable steel easels

• Tabarets for storage of personal materials Storage racks and flat files for students work, allowing multiple projects throughout the semester

• Miscellaneous tools and materials for the building of various supports Spacious, well-lit working areas with high ceilings and powerful ventilation systems. • Natural light is provided by floor-to-ceiling North facing windows with double doors opening on balconies over-looking Woods Creek.

• The Studio Art Thesis Award is awarded to a Senior Studio Art Major for outstanding work on their Senior Thesis Studio Project.
• The Studio Art Prize is awarded to a Senior Studio Art Major for outstanding work done during their time in the Art Department.
• The Class of 1964 Fine Arts Prize is awarded annually to a junior or senior whom the art faculty identifies as having done the most outstanding work in any area of the fine arts. This award is shared with the Music and Theater Departments.