The Department of Visual Arts is part of the School of Fine Arts and is located on the second floor of Moses-Provine. The department offers instruction in various studio and commercial art disciplines including ceramics, drawing, graphic design, illustration, painting and sculpture in addition to art education. Students may choose one of three degree paths: art education, graphic design, or studio art. The curriculum is designed to provide all majors with a foundation in design principles leading to advanced instruction in their chosen major.
The Department of Visual arts offers students a number of advantages including regular exhibits in the Hammons Gallery featuring the work of professional, working artists and designers; workshops and demonstrations in a variety of media by visiting artists; studio space, classrooms and a digital media lab where students may pursue their own creative work. Additionally, each major participates in a senior exhibit in the Hammons Gallery prior to graduation.
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Current and Upcoming Events
The Department of Visual Arts will host an exhibit of drawings by Seattle artist Margaret Davidson. The exhibit will be available. October 7 – November 8, 2013. Margaret is both an artist and illustrator, who also teaches courses in Beginning Drawing, Sources of Modernism in Drawing, Aesthetics of Drawing, and various drawing technique classes at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Washington. Margaret has a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the University of Washington.
Thursday, Oct 17: 3PM Gallery talk, a discussion of the work on display with the Drawing I class and guests.
Friday, Oct 18: 9AM to noon workshop for students. Community members will be invited and asked to rsvp. The full workshop is planned as a 3 hour event. However, drop-ins will be accommodated.
And then there is the annual Tape on the Walls show. This is an assignment in which first year students in Design I take 60 yards of black tape and lay out a design in a 6X9 square foot section of wall in the art department. Click here for a portfolio of work from last year’s freshmen class. A new exhibit of the 2013 freshman class’ tape on the walls will be on display this coming October.
Department Contact information:
Donnie Copeland, MFA, Chair of Visual Arts, Drawing and Painting
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Raouf Halaby, Ed.D., Professor of Visual Arts and English
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Summer Bruch, MFA, Art Education, Ceramics and Foundations
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Ferris Williams, MFA, Graphic Design
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Scott Holsclaw, Ph.D., Dean, School of Fine Arts
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