Art Education

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The Department of Art and Art History 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.

The Art Education major, associated with the Department of Art and Art History as well as the Department of Education, prepares you to teach art in a classroom setting while also enhancing your personal creative and artistic abilities, culminating in a final project you’ll present at the senior art show. Students may seek specialty education (grades PreK-12) certification in art by completing the art education major and an education minor consisting of courses required for specialty education certification.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

College-Funded Trips

  • Annual trip for majors to NYC
  • Regular Trips to European Art Capitals
  • Individually designed trips to study art

Graduate School Preparation

  • MFA in Studio Art
  • MA in Art Therapy
  • MS in Art Conservation
  • MA in Museum Studies

Art Education Faculty

john lambertson phd

Program Chair

John Lambertson, Ph.D.

John Lambertson, Ph.D. is a professor of Art and is the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Washington & Jefferson College.

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Art and Art History Department Events

CANCELED: W&J Senior Art Show 2020

April 25 - May 4
285 E Wheeling Street
Washington, PA 15301 United States
W&J Senior Art Show

CANCELED: Opening Reception & Artist Talks: W&J Senior Show 2020

April 24 @ 6:00 pm
285 E Wheeling Street
Washington, PA 15301 United States
W&J Senior Art Show

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