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.

Requirements include one prerequisite (or equivalent), seven studio courses, two art history courses, and three electives. The average length of time required to complete the Painting Certificate is two years.

Prerequisite:  Beginning Drawing

Studio Courses (7)

Art History Courses (2) from the following

Electives (3)

Reflecting the degree program's interdisciplinary approach to an art and design education, all Adult Continuing Education courses are eligible electives for all certificate programs.

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