Painting students at AUArts learn within a dynamic community of peers and faculty, exploring a diversity of media and approaches to contemporary art.



Studio facilities

Studio access hours

  • Flexible, open-design community environment
  • Communal studios for first and second year students
  • Individual studio spaces for third and fourth year students


Painting Program faculty are respected, experienced artists actively engaged in contemporary artistic practice  who, as supportive mentors, bring an extraordinary level of dedication and passion to their teaching.

Permanent faculty

Susan Menzies

Dr. Christopher Willard

Sessional instructors

Ashleigh Bartlett

Leslie Bell

Brian Flynn


Nate McLeod


AUArts Painting alumni are well prepared to maintain studio practices, enter the workforce using their highly transferrable skills, or pursue graduate studies in fine art and other disciplines such as art criticism and history, curating, art therapy, art education, environmental design, architecture, media studies, and arts administration.

Painting program details

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