The school provides individual 1 to 5 day classes and a three year Associates Degree in Applied Arts with a focus in Decorative painting. This is our core program and is a launching pad to a full career as a professional.
- Links sciences such as Earth Science, Biology, Psychology, Chemistry, and Mathematics to Art in Architecture
- Preserves the historical discipline of techniques while maintaining an openness to innovation
- Educates the craft of decorative painting using new and established technologies in materials and tools of the decorative painting industry
- Enlightens students by showing the affecting combinations of cultural, economic, and political influences within the craftsmen and client relationship, historical and present.
- Considers, in practical and visionary terms, the role of the decorative painter in society.
- Provides extensive training in a supportive environment with a professionally active faculty who focus on students as individuals.
- Engages with local companies through internships to foster strong decorative painting businesses and communities.
- Builds a visual system of understanding enabling students to relate their studies to the daily routine as a practitioner
- Educates skills relevant to communicating the process needed to be a successful decorative painter, embedding a platform of visually literate presentations to potential clients
- Employs methods of continuing education linking practicing professionals in the field of professional decorative painting to students in the classroom.
What to expect as a student
The School of Applied Arts is always accepting applications. Please call for dates and more details.