From The School of Applied Arts
Our program is uniquely designed to to train people to become successful professional decorative painters. The Curriculum is based off of a very complex model of the daily practice of many master painters. During the students studies they are exposed to many environments for their learning; from the classroom setting to the internet, custom designed mock projects, and real working job-sites run by the instructors.
The design meets the education standards of the Professional Decorative Painters Association and falls in line with the model of the traditional guild systems. All students have an education counselor that actively participates in keeping track of what they are learning and assisting the instructor in the task of guiding students at their own pace. This allows students the ability to learn naturally and dynamically while keeping in focus their end goal.
Students notes and book studies are done online utilizing a new method of engagement in what we call the Craftsman's Handbook (CHB). This is a place the granular content of the program is housed in a dynamic online tool that grows every day. Instructor and student knowledge and experience is recorded and passed down to the next generation of students.
The program design is called The Principles of Applied Arts and you can find out more about this unique program and brouse through the CHB by visiting the student website at www.principlesofappliedarts.org