Studio Art

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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.

In the Studio Art major or minor, you will hone your creative thinking skills and work on your visual expression through a series of studio courses, beginning with foundations in drawing and design. As you progress through the program, you’ll complete studio work in ceramics, sculpture and painting. Studio Art majors finish their experience at W&J with a senior art show in the Olin Fine Art Gallery.

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

Studio Art Faculty

john lambertson phd

Art Department 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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