Media taught include drawing, oil painting, photography & moving image, ceramics, and hot glass. The major in art studio culminates in an exhibition held in the gallery of the Jones Visual Arts Center at the end of the student’s senior year.
Students take art courses in search of parallels among the visual arts to other forms of human expression — anthropological, dramatic, historical, literary, and musical — both past and present, or merely with a wish to complement their other undergraduate experiences in the liberal arts by grasping more fully the bases of aesthetic meaning and judgment. Virtually every course in the art program also enrolls students from a broad variety of other disciplines.
Centre’s art curriculum accommodates those who want to begin a career in visual art and those who just want to try a course or two. Six courses are available as introductory classes for non-majors: Survey of Western Art Drawing, Hot Glass, Ceramics, Introduction to Photography, and Introduction to Moving Image. Senior art majors present a capstone exhibition of their body of work in the AEGON Gallery.