Students will explore a variety of painting approaches, and develop their technical and conceptual skills, while realizing their own unique vision. Students will learn about the history of painting through art history courses, works in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago museum, and exposure to a wide variety of painting practices emerging today. The Painting Certificate is designed for adults who are interested in exploring the tools and traditions of painting while experimenting with new methods, materials, and concepts. It is also for students interested in developing painting portfolios for admission to college-level programs, and for individuals looking to create paintings for personal enrichment and other professional opportunities.

Prerequisite:  Beginning Drawing

Requirements include seven studio courses, two art history courses, and three elective courses.

Studio Courses (7)—recommended sequence

Art History Courses (2)

Elective Courses (3)

Completion of the Painting Certificate requires participation in a final student exhibition.

Note: Painting Certificate students will be assigned a mentor to guide them through the program.