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Painting and Drawing Resource Guide: Find Books

Central to the artistic process, painting and drawing remain among the most fundamental and essential skills an artist can master.

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Please Note: Book services vary depending on your location

  • Columbia, Missouri Area Residents: Check out books, videos, and other materials directly from the Columbia College Library.  Search the catalog using the search box above.  Expand your search to MOBIUS and request items be delivered to the Columbia College Library for pick-up.
  • Missouri Residents, but not in the Columbia Area:  Start by searching MOBIUS directly, and request books be sent to the MOBIUS Library closest to you for pick-up.
  • Non-Missouri Residents: Students who do not reside in Missouri are not provided access to Columbia College physical books and videos nor resources in MOBIUS.  However, electronic books are available. Try Search E-Books Only or your local library. Also, can show you what is available in your local area.  If you have any questions please Contact Us.

Selected Reference Books at the Library

These are some reference books available at Stafford Library.

Suggested Subjects on Painting

Click on these links below for books and e-books about painting and drawing topics.

Selected Books about Painting and Drawing at Stafford Library

These books are available to Missouri students, staff, and faculty.