Drawing and Painting
Working with SFCC’s painting and drawing faculty, all practicing professionals in the field, you’ll cover a wide range of media and approaches. Gain a solid understanding of drawing and painting techniques. Cover the basic dynamics of composition, color theory, manipulation of space, light and surface, and the power and range of the physical media. You’ll study a wide range of approaches, including painting for public art projects, on-site painting, portraiture, abstraction and landscape. Get hands-on experience working in a variety of media, including watercolor, egg tempera, casein and encaustic.
Taking art classes and painting classes in Santa Fe has a storied significance. The Santa Fe art colony was founded in the early 1900s and the city has been a magnet for artists ever since. The program’s faculty members all migrated to Santa Fe, where they continue to work and exhibit.
Craft and fine artists earn a median annual salary of $49,120, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which projects that the job market will grow 14 percent between 2020 and 2030.