Students will explore individual expression based on historical as well as contemporary concerns and approaches in painting. We will consider varying paths to abstraction and will work from life and invention on a large scale, with the goal of introducing students to painting as a primary medium for their artistic vocabulary. Limited to 15 students. (ART 0159 and another introductory level studio practice course from the following list: ART 0160, ART 0161, ART 0162, ART 0163, ART 0164, ART 0165, ART 0180, THEA 0101, THEA 0111 ,THEA 0113, THEA 0119, THEA 0129, THEA 0205, FMMC 0105 , FMMC 0335 , FMMC 0243, FMMC 0346, HARC 0130) 6 hrs. lect.