The Department of Art is dedicated to teaching studio art, art education, and the history of art, and to advising majors in an atmosphere that encourages cooperation and independence among faculty and students. Housed in the Olin Fine Arts Center, the Department of Art offers two distinct but interrelated majors in studio art and art education, as well as a concentration in graphic design. Both majors emphasize the development of creative thinking and visual expression through a series of studio courses, beginning with foundations in drawing and design, and continuing in progressive level studio work in ceramics, sculpture, and painting. The department offers the concentration in graphic design in collaboration with the Department of Information Technology Leadership and uses the W&J Technology Center's state-of-the-art technology. The Olin Fine Arts Gallery hosts five professional exhibitions per academic year, and a workshop or gallery talk by exhibiting artists accompanies each show. The department's academic programs offer a dynamic artistic education in the best liberal arts tradition.
For more information, please contact Professor John P. Lambertson.