This new painting course has been proposed and designed and is being taught as a collaborative effort between Blayre Stiller and Giovanni Valderas. Beginning with a series of lectures, visiting speakers, readings, and field trips to introduce art students to the current practice of collaborative public art, this course culminates in creation of a site-specific artwork that reflects students' interests and workmanship.
Following the classroom work, students moved to the studio where groups developed design proposals for a mural in the Lightwell Gallery. The group voted to select two designs. All completed designs will be shown at the end of the semester in an exhibition open to the public.