In Painting, students learn to create space and dimension through the use of color and application of paint. Grade levels are mixed and instruction is individualized. Projects explore working from observation and developing personal subject matter that is developed through a series of works. Proficiency in use of materials, directness of medium, and different painting techniques are stressed. Group critiques occur at regular intervals and focus on form, color, and content. Students employ visual and verbal skills that enhance critical thought and artistic determination. Students create a body of paintings for their portfolios.