To study Painting at NAS is to engage with the rich and diverse traditions of one of the most enduring areas of art practice.

Through the exploration of a broad range of studio techniques and processes, our students develop the skill and confidence to engage with the history and the dynamic field that is Painting today.

From an introduction to the foundational histories, techniques and materials of the studio in the first year of the BFA, students are guided in their development through visual literacy, colour, tone and composition toward an engagement with contemporary approaches to painting and the development of an individual approach to art making.