The expansive painting studio in the Department of Art and Art History is designed so that students of all levels have dedicated work spaces. Beginning with Elementary Painting, students develop technical skill in the use of oil paint followed by experimentation with other media. Additionally, they are required to develop conceptual skill alongside mastery of technique. The painting program has an emphasis on the presentation of painting strategies in the context of the study of contemporary painters. Attention is given to students in the form of individual mentoring during every painting session.