Program Philosophy

Enroll in the painting program at Herron, and you will develop the way you think—your critical thinking skills—and the way you paint—your techniques, your craft—to achieve your distinctive practice.

The Painting program features balanced instruction and a diverse faculty presenting a wide range of viewpoints. This well-rounded educational preparation will provide you with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and ability essential to creative activity. You will develop critical thinking skills, refine your intellectual processes, and learn both traditional and contemporary aspects of the painter’s craft.