Fine Arts

Artwork by Joel Turner

NEW! Tracks for Fine Arts 2015/2016 –   Painting & Drawing, Sculpture and Printmaking

Painting & Drawing Fine Arts Track – From direct observation and the human figure, develop a personal expression of meaning.

Sculpture Fine Arts Track – Conceptual and process oriented, gain a solid understanding of form and space.

Printmaking Fine Arts Track – Utilize traditional techniques, explore monotypes, etching and block printing to enhance formal practices.

Mission: In the Fine Arts program, exploration in the studio and frequent feedback from faculty and visiting artists nurture student artistic accomplishment and personal vision. Students learn how form and content in a work of art interact to yield meaning. Creative expression and effective communication are fostered by a solid foundation of work from observation and perception. Students are encouraged to develop ways of choosing directions, media, and subject matter.  Through studio work, group discussion, lectures, seminars, individual consultations with faculty and visiting artists, and frequent trips to museums, galleries, and artists’ studios, students develop the technical ability, critical awareness, knowledge of historical frameworks, and self-discipline to form a unique, personal vision.  A rigorous, structured program prepares students for the challenges of further study at four-year colleges of art and design.

Program Goals

Program Competencies

Fine Arts Curriculum 

Syllabi with Supply Lists and Costs

     Drawing III: The Figure

     Painting I

     Mixed Media

     Drawing IV: Perception & Metaphor

     Painting II

     Printmaking

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