The Painting program at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville embraces both freedom and discipline. Students explore a broad spectrum of media, methods and conceptual approaches, in order to develop their own unique strengths and find their personal creative direction.

Our program begins with a strong foundation in the tradition of painting, building proficiency in the formal skills of painting, including spatial representation, form, mark, pictorial design, and the understanding of color.

While many of the faculty teach in both Painting and Drawing, we are committed to the unique possibilities of these mediums, and we offer focused study in either Painting or Drawing, at both the undergraduate and the MFA levels.

The School of Art offers a lively visiting artist schedule, with public lectures and individual critiques offered regularly from artists of national and international renown. Our visiting artist roster has recently included John Yau, Carrie Moyer, Katherine Bradford, Chie Fueki, Gideon Bok, Susan Lichtman, Whiting Tennis, Radcliffe Bailey, Claire Sherman, Michael Ray, Mel Chin, Mark Dion, Michael Ray Charles, Leonardo Drew, and Lesley Dill, among many others.