Advanced Painting

A seminar course for self-motivated students who are working independently in their studios with a primary focus in drawing and/or painting. In addition to individual studio growth, the course will encourage the development of a critical practice of looking at one’s own work and that of others. Though the emphasis is on individual meetings and working on one’s own, we will meet together at the beginning of each class for discussion of students’ work, current exhibitions, readings, or for slide/video presentations relevant to students’ current projects.

3 credits. One-semester course. For Spring 2018: Rodman.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.