Graduate Painting at ISU is a professional degree program that encourages students to gain mastery of their
craft and to understand the concepts and themes that motivate their personal work. Students are challenged to
gain knowledge of the critical issues that are pertinent to contemporary achievements in painting. The painting
area in Fairbanks Hall includes 4,860 square feet of well-equipped studio space. Private graduate studios are
located in Fairbanks Hall and other nearby Art Department facilities. A power tool room furnished with electrical
and hand tools enables students to construct canvas stretchers or to build multi-faceted painted objects.
Motivated students representing a cross-section of aesthetic persuasions are admitted into the graduate painting
program at ISU. The aim of the program is the preparation of students as advanced artists ready to take their
places in the professional art world or as teachers in institutions of higher learning.