The Visual and Creative Arts Fundamentals ( Drawing and Painting) program is designed to provide the basic to intermediate-level student with the opportunity to fully explore the range of possibilities of expression in drawing and painting on the two-dimensional surface.
This program will provide an introduction to drawing and painting through a blend of courses focused on both theory and technique. Beginning with dry media, students will be given an introduction to the vast range of materials, tools, and techniques for the application of both traditional and experimental categories of drawing and painting processes.
The design process in the two dimensional plane will be used as students begin to realize their own choices in subject matter and composition. Towards the end of the program they will have opportunity to begin to explore works of their own design and interpretations and to realize the implications of personal choice, experimentation, investigation, and reflections.
Students will be encouraged throughout the program to maintain the development of content for a portfolio of work suitable for application to exhibitions, a variety of venues, or for further studies in fine arts.
An expanding awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of issues in contemporary painting and drawing practices will be supported by faculty artist’s talks, research and presentations, mounting of exhibitions, as well as studio and gallery visits.
"From my newly completed studio in a beautiful maple forest in northwestern New Brunswick I send my appreciation to Fleming College and the staff. I am focused, committed and excited about what lies ahead on my artistic journey. There truly are endless possibilities."
Why Choose Fleming
This program is delivered at Fleming College’s Haliburton Campus, located in central Ontario's spectacular Haliburton Highlands region and home to the Haliburton School of The Arts, renowned for outstanding arts programming. Designed for visual artists, the contemporary architecture maximizes natural light in the studios, classrooms and common areas. It's the perfect environment to flourish as an artist.
Fleming students have unique and flexible options for earning their diploma in the visual arts. Once students have completed their certificate, they can continue their education by enrolling in two more semesters of study to complete their Visual and Creative Arts diploma. Students can continue their arts education through transfer agreements with Sheridan College, Emily Carr University of Art and Design and OCAD University. ( Ontario College of Art and Design).
Is this You?
- interested in exploring drawing and painting as a means of artistic expression
- committed to ongoing exploration of your own creativity
- willing to learn from others
- manual dexterity
- able to commit to intensive program format
- You have started a life-long learning experience in the discipline of drawing and painting with endless options in your pursuit of a career in this field.
- This program will appeal to the serious student who is seeking to build an excellent foundation portfolio of work before pursuing further studies, to apply their learning to another medium, or to explore apprenticeship, freelance, or teaching career options.
Minimum Admission Requirements
OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:
- 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)
When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.
If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission.
There will be an additional expense of approximately $300 for textbooks and equipment in addition to the material fee included in the tuition.
For more information see the Pathways to University page.
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