Traditional and non-traditional painting mediums on two-dimensional surfaces provide the basis for the Franciscan Painting Studio course. The course is crafted to assist students in developing a critical eye and to formulate a personal vision. This personal vision forms the nucleus of the creation of representational, abstract and non-objective new expressions of visual reference based on the student’s life and individual spirituality. Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharist, and Franciscan texts provide the daily inspiration for visual journaling, and acts as a means to define visually their Franciscan interests. Visual journals evolve into personal and public contemporary forms of iconography that add to the rich history of Franciscan pictorial imaging as a communicative endeavor. This course concentrates on the development of Franciscan images and presumes basic knowledge of artists’ materials and elementary production techniques.