Challenge convention at one of the nation’s leading painting institutions

Painting at the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design is a place and space for makers—for painters who expect to innovate, challenge and be challenged, dig deep, and get their hands dirty. Our courses cover a range of painting practices from observational and narrative art to abstract and material investigations. By facilitating the development of painting as a means of individual expression, reflection, and communication, we encourage our students to cultivate their own points of view. The diverse techniques explored within the program allow students to research traditional skills alongside dynamic new approaches in the field.

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Canvas + world

We shape painters who are intelligent, aware, articulate, serious, and able artists. Students work independently and engage in group critiques to develop their own approaches and interests.

Visiting artists

Through the McKinney Visiting Artist Series and Painting Guild, the painting program hosts nationally and internationally recognized artists to meet with students, present their work, and give workshops and individual critiques.

Some of our past visiting artists include:

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Alumni making their mark

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Taylor Woolwine

Taylor Woolwine is an artist and art educator from Williamstown, West Virginia. A recipient of Manifest Gallery’s Artist in Residence Award, his recent exhibitions include Inside and Out at The Painting Center in New York City and Magnitude Seven at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati. Taylor is an adjunct professor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

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