The Art Department fosters an environment where the campus community can engage with works of art first hand, explore a broad range of creative expression in the visual arts, and examine the ways in which the visual arts are created and encountered.
Engage and experience art directly
- Studio courses are capped at 18 students and most have 9 or fewer, allowing students to take advantage of one-on-one critique and personal connection with faculty.
- Students learn from works of art first-hand in our four campus gallery spaces: the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, the Dr. Donald L. and Dorothy Jacobs Collection, the Cochenour Gallery, and Gallery 108.
- With a vibrant exhibition schedule and events programming, all GC art students have the opportunity to engage with artists, curators, and guest speakers throughout the semester.
- Students learn from professional artists and educators. Each faculty member has his or her own studio practice and research that enriches the classroom experience.
Explore a broad range of creative expression in the visual arts in varied mediums and disciplines through our facilities
- Painting studio with personal space that accommodates oil, acrylic, and mixed media
- Digital lab with Apple iMacs running Adobe software, iWork and Microsoft Office, and more, including color laser and inkjet printing
- Digital and Film photography capabilities including a traditional wet darkroom
- Sculpture lab capable of a variety of mediums including clay, wood, metal, and plastic
- Printmaking studio for silk-screen, monoprint, relief, engraving, drypoint, collograph, polyester plate lithography, and more
- Large 2-D studio that houses drawing, color theory, and a variety of other mediums
- Field trips and site visits are a part of every art history and some studio courses
Examine the ways in which the visual arts are created and encountered and further your interests through these opportunities
- All GC art majors have the opportunity to study abroad with GC art faculty who lead trips to England, Ireland, and Greece.
- All GC art majors are given the opportunity to enroll in an independent study or internship to further their study in a particular area.
- All GC art studio majors have opportunities to exhibit their work on campus.