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.

Your space to create—24 hours a day

We encourage our students to develop their own practice. That’s why painting students can access individual studio space any time of day. Our large classrooms, with 35-foot ceilings and natural lighting, and woodshop exclusively for painting students are ideal for exploring the discipline as defined by your individual needs and interests.

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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.

Alumni making their mark

Taylor Woolwine

M.F.A., '14

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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