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Painting courses at Holy Cross provide an introduction to the principles, methods, and materials of oil painting in both historical and contemporary contexts. Beginning courses place emphasis on developing an understanding of form and space in pictorial compositions, strengthening perceptual abilities, and increasing knowledge of the use of color as it pertains to painting.  Advanced Painting courses provide a continuation and expansion of the skills acquired in Painting 1, where students are introduced to a wider range of painting methods, will work in large as well as small scale formats, and address themes and topics such as the figure, abstraction, and personal thematic development. Supplemental readings and field trips provide further connection and investigations of the history and process of Painting. (Image above: Space-Not-Place III, Justine Hill, '08)


 Examples of student art work