Brian Gefen, MFA ’11
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Mexed media on canvas, 2010

The teaching philosophy of the University of Miami painting program holds to the principle that technical facility and the creative imagination are interdependent. Our undergraduate program is based on our rigorous sequence of classes and is designed to train each painting student to both skillfully render representational images and to create successful abstractions in oil and acrylic paint and then to use these fundamental skills to make original art. By going to the coures descriptions in the painting sequence you will see how we implement this progression.

Many of our other full-time and adjunct professors are accomplished, exhibiting painters and all of them are available to critique your work. This is a structured but nurturing environment for young artists; hard work and new ideas are welcome, and students who exhibit these qualities are assured of specialized individual attention according to their needs.

Our painting program is based on our rigorous foundation series and is designed to train each painting student to skillfully render images in oil and acrylic paint and then use these skills to make original art.

course descriptions and student samples

Click on the links below to view painting and drawing course descriptions and samples of student work.

faculty
  • Brian Curtis, M.F.A.; Associate Professor
  • Lise Drost, M.F.A.; Associate Professor
  • Kyle Trowbridge, M.F.A.; Sr. Lecturer
  • Gerardo Olhovich, M.F.A.; Lecturer
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