The painting program at IU Southeast provides experience in both acrylic and oil painting techniques. Painting students at IU Southeast develop the ability to manipulate spatial and expressive qualities in their work through paint application, color, and drawing. Students are also encouraged to explore representation, abstraction, and experimental image-making and techniques. The resident faculty member in painting has an extensive background in traditional and modern painting techniques. Students in the program learn traditional skills involving surface preparation and glazing, as well as more recent techniques involving digital imaging. Painting is one of the oldest mediums in the visual arts and is still considered one of the cornerstones of an artist’s education.