Learn how to paint from artist Elyse Gambino in ART 161: Painting and Illustration at KCC this winter and spring

Students of any level of experience can learn how to paint from a working artist in Kellogg Community College’s ART 161: Painting and Illustration 1 course this winter and spring.

ART 161 is an in-person studio art class that this coming semester will be taught by artist Elyse Gambino, an artist and educator based in Lansing. Gambino earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Craft degree with a concentration in Drawing and Painting from the Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2009, and a Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Painting from Michigan State University in 2017.

Learn more about the instructor and her work at elysegambino.com.

ART 161: Painting and Illustration 1 will run from 7 to 9:50 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 17 through May 6, in Room 220 of the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center on KCC’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek.

The official course description in KCC’s Academic Catalog reads: “Study of fundamentals of painting expression. A variety of styles and techniques are explored with emphasis on oil or acrylic paint media.”

In addition to offering students the unique opportunity to learn in an one-on-one environment from a working fine artist, the three-credit ART 161 course transfers to 10 colleges and universities in Michigan alone, including Western Michigan University, the top transfer destination for KCC students. Click here for a list of colleges and universities in Michigan ART 161 will transfer to.

Questions about the course can be directed to KCC Art Professor Heather Stratton at strattonh@kellogg.edu.