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.