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Department of

Visual Arts

Department of Visual Arts

The Visual Arts faculty of GSW has the mission of providing our students with an environment conducive for discovery, exploration and learning. The department emphasizes growth and development of a strong conceptual foundation for each student equally grounded in both theory and practice. A solid foundation is provided in basic skills and craft that are then expanded upon based on each student’s conceptual direction. Upon completion of foundation courses students select a studio concentration from a variety of areas, including Painting & Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Arts, and Glass.

Undergraduate Programs

Programs

Studio Concentrations

A degree in Visual Arts prepares students for a variety of creative careers by providing a solid foundation in studio art, art history, and critical theory. 

Contact

Department of Visual Arts

Fine Arts Building

229-931-2204
marnie.eason@gsw.eduu

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Faculty & Staff

Highlights
Mission
Facilities

Class sizes are small with an average of 8 to 12 students. Students receive as much faculty help as they desire. All full time students within the ceramics program are eligible for a variety of department wide scholarships awarded each year.

Georgia Southwestern offers the only glass program in the state of Georgia. Students of all art majors are able to take the foundations course for exposure. Americus is also home to the Hot Glass Academy and Mobile Glassblowing Studios downtown. Students can also volunteer and demonstrate their craft at the annual Glassblowing Festival.

The Visual Arts faculty of GSW has the mission of providing our students with an environment conducive for discovery, exploration and learning. The department emphasizes growth and development of a strong conceptual foundation for each student equally grounded in both theory and practice. A solid foundation is provided in basic skills and craft that are then expanded upon based on each student’s conceptual direction. Upon completion of foundation courses students select a studio concentration from a variety of areas, including; Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking, Digital Arts, and the only Glass program in Georgia. The program prepares students for a variety of careers in the visual arts by providing a solid foundation in studio art, art history, and critical theory. Experimentation with and a commitment to materials are encouraged, along with an awareness of how art functions within the larger cultural context.

Art students are offered the ability to work in most studios on campus at any time. With 24/7 access to many resources, students have the opportunity to complete projects at their own leisure while also having more time to practice their skill.

Check with your professor to see if a studio is available for your concentration. 

Visiting Artist Program

We are pleased to invite visiting artists to apply for exhibition opportunities as they are available. If interested, please send submissions to the Gallery Director, Laurel Robinson, at laurel.robinson@gsw.edu. Please include in your submission a current CV, artist statement, and digital link to view your work. You may also feel free to contact the Gallery Director with any other inquiries regarding exhibitions or the gallery.
The Mend Exhibition represents the collected efforts of students and teachers on four continents and more than a dozen schools within the United States. This collection demonstrates the use of art as a voice and shows student accomplishments during the pandemic. 
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