Explore traditional and modern drawing concepts, including gesture, contour, relational technique, value, and composition. Learn the fundamental aspects of painting and visual form, including color theory, thematic development, composition, palette and canvas preparation, and painting media and techniques. Students may choose to supplement the required courses with additional drawing and painting studio courses and courses in art history.

Earn your noncredit certificate in four semesters. Students may take individual courses without commitment to the entire program. Students who successfully complete the four required courses are awarded a certificate by the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education, reflecting 24 continuing education units (CEUs).

Note: Certificate programs must be completed within three years unless approved by the director of continuing education.