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Fine Arts

External Programs, Continuing Education, and Conferences

About Our Instructors

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.

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 artists to focus on direct observation of live models. Model sessions will be open work-time, without lecture or instruction. Attendees may work in any medium they wish. The first 30 minutes of each session will be short gesture poses, followed by a 2-hour long pose.

Course is facilitated by community members.

Course Dates:

Session 1: Fridays - January 14th, 21st, 28th, February 4th

Session 2: Fridays - February 11th, 18th, 25th, March 4th

Session 3: Fridays - March 18th, 25th, April 1st, April 8th

Session 4: Fridays - April 15th, 22nd, 29th, May 6th

Time: 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Etherredge Center Room 141

Cost: $40 per session

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Open Studio

Course Dates:

Session 1: Mondays - January 10th, 24th, 31st, February 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Session 2: Mondays - March 14th, 21st, 28th, April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Time: 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Etherredge Center Room 141

Instructor: Joseph Kameen

Cost: $75 per session

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portrait paint class

Open Studio allows 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 Open Studios.