Painting/Drawing



Painters share with poets the magical realms of illusion and metaphor. Derived from a 15,000-year long history, painting today is a complex language that continues to evolve as a vital and everlasting part of contemporary art. Art history reveals that painting offers unending territory for the creative and expressive act. If pursued with rigor, it offers immense rewards as a vehicle to engage with the world while, at the same time, serving as a mirror for cultural understanding and self-reflection.

Painting at KU
Painting students move through a curriculum that builds technical skill and knowledge. You will enjoy the substantial resources and opportunities offered by a large, comprehensive studio art program including individual senior studios, internships, scholarships, travel grants, visiting artists and study abroad trips. Large classrooms accommodate a variety of painting projects, including large-scale work. Faculty members are diverse, active practitioners who exhibit nationally and internationally while teaching structured courses that lead to a variety of special topics and independent study courses. Faculty members actively support student research and mentor students toward success.

Ultimately our goal is to foster each student as an independent working artist. Frequent critiques build communication skills, knowledge and critical analysis. The senior Professional Activities Seminar prepares students for a career by including workshops on graduate school applications, exhibition opportunities and grant applications. Art related positions are introduced by visitors from museums, galleries and arts agencies that may involve art therapy, teaching, restoration, art journalism, and more. Finally, the School of the Arts encourages activity across the arts while the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences offers diverse intellectual inquiry and research support.


Painting and Drawing Courses
PNTG 177 First Year Seminar: ______
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Painting. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

PNTG 263 Painting I
Basic problems in painting. Prerequisite: ART 102, and ART 103 or ART 104. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB McCaffrey, Michael
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 420 - LAWRENCE
3 22972
PNTG 300 Special Topics in Painting: _____
Course to be offered in area of studio activity of specific interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; or permission of instructor. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Hartman, Tanya
M 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 422 - LAWRENCE
3 26844
LAB Akers, Norman
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 422 - LAWRENCE
3 22335
LAB McCrea, Judith
TR 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 424 - LAWRENCE
3 20160
PNTG 337 Watercolor
Sessions deal with the preparation of watercolor paints and equipment, but the main emphasis is placed on relational concepts affecting tone, structure, and unity in work. While the students are expected to explore some of the traditional approaches to watercolor, they also are encouraged to work with new and innovative ones. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: PNTG 263 or permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

PNTG 338 Landscape Painting
An introduction to landscape painting. Considerable work is done out-of-doors. Emphasis is placed upon experiencing the environment and the development of individual approach. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: PNTG 263 and permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

PNTG 364 Painting II
Continuation of PNTG 263. Prerequisite: PNTG 263. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Hartman, Tanya
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 420 - LAWRENCE
3 20347
LAB McCrea, Judith
TR 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 424 - LAWRENCE
3 26870
PNTG 368 Painting II, Honors
Continuation of PNTG 263. Prerequisite: PNTG 263; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hartman, Tanya
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 420 - LAWRENCE
3 20348
LEC McCrea, Judith
TR 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 424 - LAWRENCE
3 26871
PNTG 500 Advanced Special Topics in Painting: _____
Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Painting courses, or permission of instructor. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Hartman, Tanya
M 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 422 - LAWRENCE
3 26845
LAB Akers, Norman
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 422 - LAWRENCE
3 22336
LAB McCrea, Judith
TR 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 424 - LAWRENCE
3 20161
PNTG 565 Painting III
Continuation of PNTG 364. Prerequisite: PNTG 364. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Hartman, Tanya
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 420 - LAWRENCE
3 20156
LAB McCrea, Judith
TR 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 424 - LAWRENCE
3 26872
PNTG 566 Painting IV
Continuation of PNTG 565. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: PNTG 565. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Hartman, Tanya
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 420 - LAWRENCE
3 20157
LAB McCrea, Judith
TR 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 424 - LAWRENCE
3 26873
PNTG 567 Painting III, Honors
Continuation of PNTG 364 or PNTG 368. Prerequisite: PNTG 364 or PNTG 368; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hartman, Tanya
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 420 - LAWRENCE
3 20158
LEC McCrea, Judith
TR 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 424 - LAWRENCE
3 26874
PNTG 569 Painting IV, Honors
Continuation of PNTG 565 or PNTG 568. Prerequisite: PNTG 565 or PNTG 568; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hartman, Tanya
MW 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 420 - LAWRENCE
3 20159
LEC McCrea, Judith
TR 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 424 - LAWRENCE
3 26875
PNTG 585 The Figure I
The figure and its environment in various media. Prerequisite: DRWG 314 and PNTG 364. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

PNTG 586 The Figure II
Continuation of PNTG 585. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: PNTG 585. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

PNTG 588 The Figure I, Honors
The figure and its environment in various media. Prerequisite: DRWG 314 or DRWG 318 and PNTG 364 and PNTG 368; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

PNTG 589 The Figure II, Honors
Continuation of PNTG 585 or PNTG 588. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: PNTG 585 or PNTG 588; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

PNTG 599 Individual Studies in Painting
Individual studio activity; capstone experience. Course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters; a maximum of nine hours may apply toward the bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Painting courses, or permission of instructor. IND.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Akers, Norman
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18478
IND Hartman, Tanya
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18479
IND McCaffrey, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 25351
IND McCrea, Judith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18480
PNTG 667 Painting V
Continuation of PNTG 566. Prerequisite: PNTG 566. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Akers, Norman
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 17224
LAB Hartman, Tanya
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 13292
LAB McCrea, Judith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 13293
PNTG 668 Painting VI
Continuation of PNTG 667. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: PNTG 667. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Akers, Norman
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 17225
LAB Hartman, Tanya
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 13294
LAB McCrea, Judith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 13295
PNTG 687 The Figure III
Continuation of PNTG 586. Prerequisite: PNTG 586. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

PNTG 688 The Figure IV
Continuation of PNTG 687. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: PNTG 687. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

PNTG 869 Painting VII
Individual research in painting. Prerequisite: PNTG 668. RSH.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Akers, Norman
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 17226
RSH Hartman, Tanya
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 13296
RSH McCrea, Judith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 13297
PNTG 889 The Figure V
Individual research in the figure and its environment in various media. Prerequisite: PNTG 688. RSH.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

PNTG 970 Painting VIII
Continuation of PNTG 869. Prerequisite: PNTG 869. RSH.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Akers, Norman
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 17223
RSH Hartman, Tanya
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 13298
RSH McCrea, Judith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 13299
PNTG 990 The Figure VI
Continuation of PNTG 889. Prerequisite: PNTG 889. RSH.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

DRWG 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Drawing. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

DRWG 203 Drawing III
Advanced problems in drawing. Prerequisite: ART 102. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

DRWG 213 Life Drawing I
Figure drawing. Prerequisite: ART 102 and ART 103 or ART 104. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB McCaffrey, Michael
MW 06:30-09:30 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 20174
LAB Swindell, Jon
TR 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 11220
DRWG 300 Special Topics in Drawing: _____
Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

DRWG 304 Drawing IV
Continuation of DRWG 203. Prerequisite: DRWG 203. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

DRWG 314 Life Drawing II
Continuation of DRWG 213. Prerequisite: DRWG 213. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB McCaffrey, Michael
MW 06:30-09:30 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 20175
LAB Swindell, Jon
TR 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 19615
DRWG 318 Life Drawing II, Honors
Figure drawing, a continuation of DRWG 213. Prerequisite: DRWG 213; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swindell, Jon
TR 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 19616
LEC McCaffrey, Michael
MW 06:30-09:30 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 22622
DRWG 335 Special Topics in Drawing: _____
Course to be offered in area of special interest to individual faculty, and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DRWG 203, or DRWG 213, or permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

DRWG 500 Advanced Special Topics in Drawing: _____
Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Drawing courses, or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

DRWG 505 Drawing V
Continuation of DRWG 304. Prerequisite: DRWG 304. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

DRWG 506 Drawing VI
Continuation of DRWG 505. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: DRWG 505. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

DRWG 515 Life Drawing III
Continuation of DRWG 314. Prerequisite: DRWG 314. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB McCaffrey, Michael
MW 06:30-09:30 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 20176
LAB Swindell, Jon
TR 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 19617
DRWG 516 Life Drawing IV
Continuation of DRWG 515. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: DRWG 515. LAB.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB McCaffrey, Michael
MW 06:30-09:30 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 20177
LAB Swindell, Jon
TR 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 19618
DRWG 518 Life Drawing III, Honors
Figure drawing, a continuation of DRWG 314 or DRWG 318. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: DRWG 314 or DRWG 318; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swindell, Jon
TR 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 19619
LEC McCaffrey, Michael
MW 06:30-09:30 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 22623
DRWG 519 Life Drawing IV, Honors
Figure drawing, a continuation of DRWG 515 or DRWG 518. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: DRWG 515 or DRWG 518; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Swindell, Jon
TR 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 19620
LEC McCaffrey, Michael
MW 06:30-09:30 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 22624
DRWG 535 Special Topics in Drawing: _____
Course to be offered in area of special interest to individual faculty, and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 12 hours of drawing and permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

DRWG 599 Individual Studies in Drawing
Individual studio activity; capstone experience. Course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters; a maximum of nine hours may apply toward the bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Drawing courses, or permission of instructor. IND.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Akers, Norman
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18383
IND Bitters, Shawn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18387
IND Burke, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18388
IND Hachmeister, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18389
IND Hartman, Tanya
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18390
IND McCaffrey, Michael
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 24658
IND McCrea, Judith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18392
IND Nam, Yoonmi
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18393
IND Rosenthal, Benjamin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 19653
IND Swindell, Jon
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18394
IND Velasco, Francisca
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 18395
DRWG 807 Drawing VII
Individual research in drawing. Prerequisite: DRWG 506. RSH.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

DRWG 817 Life Drawing V
Individual research in figure drawing. Prerequisite: DRWG 516. RSH.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH McCaffrey, Michael
MW 06:30-09:30 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 22625
RSH Swindell, Jon
TR 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 19621
DRWG 908 Drawing VIII
Continuation of DRWG 807. Prerequisite: DRWG 807. RSH.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

DRWG 918 Life Drawing VI
Continuation of DRWG 817. Prerequisite: DRWG 817. RSH.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH McCaffrey, Michael
MW 06:30-09:30 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 22626
RSH Swindell, Jon
TR 11:30-02:20 PM CHAL 405 - LAWRENCE
3 19622

PAINTING FACULTY
Norman Akers
Associate Professor, Director of Art Graduate Studies
785-864-2957
Chalmers Hall, Room 506
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Lecturer in Foundations & Painting
785-864-4042
Chalmers Hall, room 300
Tanya Hartman
Associate Professor
785-979-0850
Chalmers Hall, Room 513
Matthew Krawcheck
Hashinger Hall Artist-in-Residence, Lecturer in Drawing & Painting
785-864-4401
Chalmers Hall, room 300
Judith McCrea
Professor
785-864-5739
Chalmers Hall, Room 503
Jon Keith Swindell
Professor
785-864-5084
Chalmers Hall, Room 103C


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