At the Cleveland Institute of Art, our department of Painting has a long and illustrious history of producing successful artists. As a Painting major, you will acquire an indepth knowledge of painting as a studio practice as well as a broad knowledge of the visual arts.
At the core of our coursework is an understanding of what it takes to be a professional artist. With this goal in mind, we provide our students with a solid foundation in technical and problem-solving skills, art theory, and contemporary practices in the visual arts. Classes are taught by dedicated and professionally active faculty, exposure to established visiting artists, and a collaborative community network ensure that our students establish a successful studio practice reaching far into the future.
Student Commencement speaker Alison Alsup ’23 reflects on her time at CIA
Natalie Lanese’s work is recognized for its punchy color palette and layered patterns. She makes paintin...more
While at CIA, you'll learn from the masters through our rigorous, world-class curriculum and connect with working professionals to begin your career.