No one sees things exactly as you do. Put your experiences, your intelligence, your humor, your fear, your hope on display.

Our goal is to shape artistic vision and prepare students for a life of experience with visual art through systematic development of their visual sensitivity and technical skills in studio practice.

Grounded in art history, expanded through studio work

The goals for students who participate in art department courses are to develop an appreciation of the elements of art and the principles of design in artworks, understand the techniques, art materials, tools and processes used in various media, understand how viewing and interpreting artworks is enhanced by knowledge of the content of art and understand art, including their own, in a historical context.

Courses emphasize creative problem-solving, develop artistry and craftsmanship, and enhance mindfulness and professionalism. Explore and learn in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography and sculpture. 

Art Teachers Inspire

So many artists credit an inspiring art teacher as being why they pursued a life of art. The Art Education major that leads to Visual Arts PK-12 Teacher Licensure allows you to carry on the legacy of inspiring the artists of the future.


Art News

  • Best in Show ? Juried Student Art Exhibition ? November 2021

    Best of Show

    Dickenson awarded top honor at Monmouth College’s Juried Student Art Exhibition.
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  • The Leading Edge of Printmaking

    ‘Absolutely new’ prints by Iowa graduate students on display in Everett Gallery through Oct. 24.
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  • Episode 2: September 3, 2021

    Spanish professor Jennifer Thorndike (pictured) previews the third edition of the Latin American & Latino Film Festival; art professors Brian Baugh and Stephanie Baugh discuss the 2021-22 season in the Len G. Everett Gallery (6:18).
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Art Events



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