Painting is the culmination of an artist's prior experience with design, drawing and art history; all acquired techniques, skills and knowledge are combined into personal statements in painting.
Demonstration and the presentation of studio problems familiarize ULM painters with stretcher making, canvas preparation, final varnishing, framing and other aspects of the craft, as well as provide introduction to traditional and contemporary studio theory, techniques and imagery.
No "official style" is imposed by the faculty; student-artists can be as objective or subjective as they wish in their approach to acrylic and/or oil painting. They can seek frequent and lengthy interchanges with their professor or pursue private solutions with only a weekly interaction. However, the professor and all painting students meet once a month for a verbal exchange of ideas and opinions in a customary class critique of works in progress.