BFA Art: Concentration in Painting and Drawing

This program offers an intellectual and creative environment that allows students to research traditional skills alongside evolving approaches in the field.

The Painting and Drawing emphasis in the School of Art and Design supports the investigation of many approaches, histories, and forms of painting and drawing, viewing art making as a process of inquiry that is continually sharpened by experience, knowledge and practice.  Painting and Drawing is a comprehensive studio area within the School of Art and Design that recognizes and is informed by the deep roots of its history and continues to play a significant role in contemporary culture. The painted or drawn image remains a basic tool of self-definition and understanding of the human condition. A diverse faculty brings a broad range of voices to individual study.

Painting and drawing are viewed as independent but overlapping disciplines, and the area provides a wide range of courses designed for students of all levels, backgrounds, and interests. The area has a sustained history and continuing priority of integrating visiting artists, critics, and curators, as well as scholars, into the very core of its instruction. By facilitating the development of painting and drawing as a means of individual expression, reflection, and communication, we encourage our students to cultivate their own points of view.

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BFA Art: Concentration in Painting and Drawing

Facilities

  • Painting Room

    • Two large TV screens for instructional video
    • iMac-driven Epson Projector display
    • 10 still life stands
    • Directional track lighting
    • 8 x 10 ft. work table for stretching
    • 22 heavy-duty easels capable of holding paintings up to 8 feet high
    • A prop room with hundreds of still life props, fabrics, and lighting tools
    • A painting rack for storing hundreds of paintings of various sizes
    • A professional 10 x 10 ft model stand

    Drawing Room

    • A large TV screen for instructional video
    • iMac-driven Epson Projector
      display
    • 10 still life stands
    • Directional track lighting
    • 8 x 10 ft. work table for stretching
    • 22 heavy-duty easels capable of
      holding paintings up to 8 feet high
    • 22 drawing horses

    Copywork Studio

    • One workroom with a photography studio and a mat-cutting and

Key Courses

  • >Download Curriculum Checksheet BFA Studio Arts


    ART 3150: Figure Drawing
    Intensive study of the human figure; action, structure, volume, design and expressive potentialities from a variety of models, using a variety of media. Some portraiture.

    ART 3160: Painting I
    Painting with various media emphasizing organizational structure, technical considerations and abstract relationships.

    ART 3260: Painting II
    Painting with acrylics and/or oils emphasizing organizational structure, abstract relationships and technical considerations.

    ART 3265: Aqueous Media
    This course introduces painting in a variety of traditional and non-traditional waterbased media such as watercolor, ink, and gouache. Both technical mastery and creative experimentation are emphasized.

    ART 4150: Advanced Study in Drawing
    Selected topics in drawing of an advanced nature which may include independent student research.

    ART 4255: Advanced Study of the Figure
    Detailed study of the human figure as a subject in art, including drawing and painting from the live model. Portraiture will be considered in addition to the structure and design potential of the figure.

    ART 4265: Advanced Study in Painting
    Selected topics in painting of an advanced nature which may include independent student research.

    ART 4035: Concept Art
    This course examines the unique considerations involved in the creation of concept art. Character and environment design will be explored. Traditional and digital mediums will be considered.

Admission to the Concentration

  • It is important that students interested in applying to the Sculpture Concentration talk to the faculty advisors of the area. The office hours are posted on the faculty web page.


    Joseph Remilllard
    Professor of Art
    Email: jremilla@kennesaw.edu
    Website: www.joeremillard.com
    Phone: 470-578-3592
    Office: VA236

    Robert Sherer
    Professor of Art
    Email: rsherer@kennesaw.edu
    Website: www.robertsherer.com
    Phone: 470-578-4378
    Office: VA239

    Donald Robson
    Assistant Professor of Art
    Email: drobson1@kennesaw.edu
    Phone: 470-578-2014
    Office: VA231

    Once a BFA “art-interest” student has completed the Lower-Division Major Requirements and while enrolled in the second course in painting, he or she will submit a portfolio of work in that area for review by the supervising faculty. Admission into any concentration area is dependent upon the strength of the student’s portfolio, their performance in visual arts courses, and their overall academic performance in all classes taken. Each application to the Concentration
    in Painting and Drawing must include the following:

    1. Ten works total showing work from any drawing or painting coursework and personal/non directed work.

    Images should be uploaded as JPEGs with height and width pixel dimensions no smaller than 400 pixels and no larger than 2000 pixels. (Images should approximately fill the screen at a sharp resolution but not be so large to cause slower upload/download speed.) The work should be photographed with good lighting and cropped to the image. If work is not rectangular, please make background gray, black, or white without distracting elements.

    2. Artist’s Statement in MS Word format.

    3. An image inventory list in MS Word format that includes the following information:

    • Title of work.
    • Dimensions (height, width—and depth for 3-D works)
    • Medium
    • Year work was made

    If an artwork was created for a class assignment, applicants should indicate for which class it was created and write a brief description of the assignment; if it was not for a class, indicate it as an “original work.”

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