Painting Intensive (PNTG0100)

Fall - October 17–December 20, 2020
Days & Time:
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Miguel Cardenas, Kea de Buretel

Some experience with drawing is recommended but not required.

Course Description

Studio arts courses are offered in conjunction with Columbia University's School of the Arts.

This course is aimed at introducing students to basic acrylic painting techniques. Each assignment is complemented by a short art history lecture, which aids the students in thinking about content alongside studio progress. Students receive guidance from the instructor as they work from home on their paintings.

Students present their results to the class; the online platform serves as a virtual group crit. The works are reviewed by the instructor, and each student receives comments as to how to proceed with their work. Participants also learn how to prepare a final portfolio for college applications. The course includes asynchronous work, which students are expected to complete between class sessions.

Some experience with drawing is recommended but not required. A list of required supplies can be found here. Students should also have a workspace with proper ventilation (i.e. an open window) and in which they can comfortably paint while engaging with the class over a laptop or desktop computer.

PNTG0100 | Call Number: 22336 | View this listing on the Directory of Courses.


Miguel Cardenas

Miguel Cardenas grew up in Colombia and France. He holds an undergraduate degree in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he participated in the European Honors program in Rome, and a master’s degree in visual arts from Columbia University, where he received the Agnes Martin award for excellence in painting. He has been a member of the Columbia visual arts faculty since 2007. Miguel has exhibited in diverse solo and group shows in Latin America, Europe, and the United States; his work is in the permanent collection of the Banco de la República museum in Bogotá.

Kea de Buretel

Kea de Buretel was born in France, raised in the UK, and is currently based in NYC. She graduated from Columbia University in 2020 with a major in Visual Art and a minor in Sociocultural Anthropology. Guided by the writings of eco-critical philosophers, her work plays with forms in nature through abstracted figuration.

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