Housed in Clack Art Center, the Art and Design Department serves students majoring in a wide range of studio disciplines as well as students wishing to study art as part of their liberal arts programs.
The Art faculty consists of three studio artists and an art historian. On average, there are 35-40 majors, 9-12 of whom graduate each year with a B.A. or B.F.A. in Art.
Our alumni are designers, teachers, museum curators, gallery professionals, studio artists, photographers, architects, and art therapists—as well as doctors, business people, social workers…
The Art Building
Clack Art Center’s well-equipped studio spaces are open to students all hours of the day - and night. Class sizes run from 6 - 15 students, depending on the spaces and equipment involved. Students especially look forward to working in one of the Individual Studio Spaces available for Advanced Directed Studies students. A full-time maintenance person and 8-10 student assistants help to keep these work spaces functional and safe.
The Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery hosts new exhibits each month of the academic year, and visiting artists are regularly invited to conduct workshops or speak about their work. All exhibits are free and open to the public, so members of the community and artists from neighboring colleges often attend.