About Joseph Kameen

Joseph Kameen in studio

Joseph Kameen joined the Department of Fine and Performing Arts in the Fall of 2018, as Assistant Professor of Art. Joseph received his BFA in painting and sculpture from Boston University, and his MFA in painting from Indiana University Bloomington. He features the human figure heavily in his drawings and paintings, which use narrative imagery to consider our everyday relationship with unanswerable questions. He has exhibited and curated nationally, including shows at The Painting Center and Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in New York.

Portrait Workshop

painting figure

Portrait Workshops I & II feature lectures and demonstrations, followed by guided portrait sessions working directly from a model. The instructor will offer group and individual critiques of work in progress, and attendees will be able to work and receive feedback on personal projects.

No prior experience is needed. Bring your own supplies.

Location: ETH 141

Meeting Time: Thursdays 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Price: $75 for 4 classes

Course Dates:

Session I: August 22 & 29, September 5 & 12 of 2019

Session II: October 24 & 31, November 7 & 14 of 2019

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Painting Studio

Location: ETH 141

Meeting Time: Tuesdays 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Price: $75 for 6 classes

Course Dates:

Session I: August 27, September 3, 10, 17 & 24, October 1 of 2019

Session II: October 15, 22, & 29, November 5, 12,19 & December 3 of 2019

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portrait paint class

Painting Studios I & II allow painters and those interested in painting to work in a spacious, communal environment. Attendees are free to work with any medium and subject matter, and will receive constructive commentary and criticism to help them achieve their goals. Those who have audited Advanced Painting in the past and wish to continue to do so should instead sign up for the Painting Studios.

Figure Drawing


The depiction of the body has preoccupied artists throughout history, both as a challenge and as a means for expression. Figure Drawing is a studio art course that will allow students to explore various approaches to representing the nude figure, focusing on direct observation of live models. Discussions will cover topics such as achieving accurate proportions and depicting form, as well as discussions of technique, materials, and anatomy. Students will also receive personal feedback on their work and progress. All levels of experience are welcome.

No prior experience needed. Bring your own supplies. 

Location: ETH 141

Meeting Time: Thursdays 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Price: $75.00 for 4 classes

Course Dates: September 19 & 26, October 3 & 17 of 2019

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