The story of a young and talented painter looking for recognition and finding chaos at a small art school.
Talented young artist Jerome Platz escapes from high school to a tiny East Coast art school. Here the freshman's ambition is to become the world's greatest artist, like his hero Picasso. Unfortunately, the beauty and craft of Jerome's portraiture are not appreciated and his harsh judgments of his classmates' efforts don't win him any admirers. But Jerome does attract the attentions of Audrey, an artist's model and daughter of a celebrated artist. Rejecting the affectations of the local art scene, Audrey is drawn to Jerome's sincerity. When Audrey shifts her attentions to Jonah, a hunky painter who becomes the school's latest art star, Jerome is heartbroken. Desperate, he concocts a risky plan to make a name for himself and win her back.