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Escape into the canvas and turn the mundane into visual poetry when you enroll in painting classes.

What Will I Learn About Painting at JCCC?

At Johnson County Community College, Painting courses are designed to encourage you to see the world differently — to bring beauty and meaning to your art.

We believe feedback is a gift! Our award-winning Fine Arts faculty and your peers will critique your painting pieces with objective, art-based evaluations. Together, you’ll tackle advanced questions with an emphasis on individual expression based on historical and contemporary ideas and approaches in painting art.

In JCCC’s Painting courses, you’ll stay informed about the current state of the industry and what it is like to work in the field.

Gain experience with painting as you produce a series of out-of-class projects that will demonstrate your personal expression while applying:

  • Surface preparation
  • Shape and space
  • Texture
  • Composition and design
  • Color relationships and mixing

Why JCCC for Painting Courses?

You’ll learn about and practice your techniques in painting in interactive classrooms and labs housed in our new 37,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Fine Arts & Design Studios (FADS).

As a Fine Arts student, you’ll have access to:

  • Year-round covered outdoor workspaces
  • Ventilated studios with separate spaces
  • Cross-discipline collaboration in multiple-use classrooms

JCCC Painting and Fine Arts professors are engaged in local, regional and international venues, exhibitions, and activities. Many instructors attend emerging trends conferences and workshops. Involvement is critical to stay current on new techniques, practices and methods for painting and other art forms.

Get involved on campus by joining JCCC’s Community of Visual Professionals (CVP). This student organization encourages artistic expression through group critiques and workshops. You’ll attend art talks by successful artists from around the country, the region and the world.

The JCCC campus is home to the internationally recognized Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. The Nerman Museum houses a world-class collection of permanent pieces of art and traveling exhibitions, including artwork of all methods and forms, countries, cultures, and eras. The museum serves as a vital resource for students and the community learning about art, culture, and history.

As you create work in your painting courses, you may also exhibit your work through these outlets:

  • The Student Gallery, located on third floor of the Student Center, showcases some of the best work by JCCC student artists.
  • Mind’s Eye is a literary magazine produced yearly and features students’ artistic works.
  • Art competitions and exhibitions at local, regional and national levels, such as those sponsored by League for Innovation in the Community College, put your work in front of industry professionals and give it a wider community audience.

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Most fine arts painters pursue postsecondary education to earn degrees that can improve their skills and job prospects. Craft and fine artists professionally advance as they establish a reputation for their branding and style. Most successful artists are continually developing, and their work evolves.

Some careers that require artistic painting are:

  • Book illustrators
  • Calligraphers
  • Cartoonists
  • Commercial artists
  • Fashion illustrators
  • Fresco artists
  • Medical and scientific illustrators
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Muralists
  • Portrait artists
  • Water colorist

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you, so finances won’t be a worry of yours when it comes to pursuing your education.

Here’s what we offer:

Expect supplies and textbook costs to vary depending on your classes.