The Painting Studio aims to explain the meaning of terms in painting and use them in practice of artistic and utilitarian character. It examines various aspects of the organization of the picture plane, including: the importance and correct use of format and section in an artwork; the principles of interpreting space through activities associated with the expression of depth, perspective and contrast; working with colour (including greyscale) as a component of visual composition which defines its communicative value; the influence of visual perception and optical illusions on the reception of artistic form, and acquiring the skills to observe the relationship of colour with its surroundings. The goals of the course regarding theory are mastering the subject of colour theory, that is exploring different colour scales and tonal scales, as well as colour interaction and awareness of their relevant applications. The purpose of practical tasks is the use of an discrete colour plane as a means of expression in painting; learning a variety of painting techniques, including mixed media; creative search of one’s own forms of expression in painting; achieving a variety of textural effects; acquiring the skills to create original painting compositions. In addition to painting task students perform exercises in composition on a given topic, such as ‘promoting colour’, ‘view from the window’, ‘paint it for me’, ‘with a landscape in the background’, ‘wallpaper – pattern design’, etc. These exercises are carried out as a workshop or individual consultations.