Fine Arts – Quick Facts
Multiple Credentials Available – Bachelors Degree, Diploma, and Certificate Programs Available
Master Drawing and Painting – Landscapes, Still Life, Figures, and Portraits
Focus on Developing Artistic Intuition – Produce art connected to your personal experience, environment, and imagination
Training in Multiple Mediums – Oil, Watercolor, Clay, Acrylic, Charcoal, Graphite
Utilization of Artistic Substrates – Canvas, Metal, Fabric, Paper, Glass, Wood
Fine Art Program – Overview
Fine Arts encompasses a diversity of media and expression, but at Paier it is a program dealing primarily with picture making—the drawing and painting of objects and figures, and of portraits and landscapes. Accomplishment of these in a variety of media provides the content of the program. As work progresses, emphasis is placed upon the students' intuitive responses to personal experience, environment, and imagination. Although the students have the opportunity to elect courses that will provide knowledge of art applications, student assignments are not produced to satisfy a commercial need. Students learn to make the fine arts pieces the central experience, and to extend their vision by offering that experience to others.
Beyond self-expression and the presentation of such paintings in galleries, the painter has other opportunities. The painting of portraits is a tradition nearly as old as the history of western art. Artists have also found opportunities as wall decorators and historical muralists. Such commissions emanate from architects; banks; businesses of every description; museums; federal, state, and local programs; competitions; and the like.
For Paier Fine Arts graduates, beginning opportunities will depend upon their skill and vocabulary of expression, the nature of their work, and the developing professional contacts that they establish.