PaintingPainting at Concordia is approached in two ways: a combination of the concept of painting, which is the emphasis on the ideas to be communicated; and the craft of painting, which is canvas stretching, priming, preparing and correct use of painting materials.
Assignments in the Beginning Painting class move from structured, instructor directed projects, to those of inherently greater opportunity for individual expression.
Instead of training students as a group, with all class members following a single painting composition style, you will receive individualized instruction that follows your specific technical and conceptual approach to an assignment.
The painting studio is a living, vital place on campus, a hub of creative activity. During class, the professor visits with each student at your workstation, discussing the painting currently on the easel or reviewing sketches for an upcoming project.
To stimulate the creative process, you and your professor may adjourn to one of the studio’s computers to review web-based images of paintings or subject matter possibilities. Your opinions will sought out, and you will be encouraged to freely exchange observations and opinions regarding works in progress. In the painting studio, there is a steady stream of ideas being shared by students and faculty.
Courses include painting, intermediate and advanced painting, special studies in painting, and senior project in painting. Independent study in painting is available by arrangement with instructor.
Beginning Painting, offered each semester, alternately focuses upon oil painting and watercolor painting.
The painting studio, located on the second floor of the Olin Building, is a spacious area, well lit by warm, balanced lights and a broad bank of windows.
Painting is taught by Professor David Boggs, who holds a M.F.A. and has had recent shows of his own, ever-evolving work in Japan and Minneapolis.
Please click here to see a portfolio of recent student paintings.