visual arts

See visual and media arts for more about how this subject is taught at Evergreen.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2017–18
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
21st Century Photography FR-SR
  • Summer
8
A Dyer's Garden: Growing, Creating, and Understanding Color SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
8
Advanced Metal Project - Architectural Iron SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Always Vanitas: Making Photographs of Beauty, The Body, and Decay FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Arts and the Child: Early Childhood FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Arts, Culture, and Spirit on the Silk Roads FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
8, 12
Arts, Culture, and Spirit on the Silk Roads: Study Abroad FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Book Arts FR-SR
  • Summer
6, 12
Ceramic Art Practices: Exploring the Role of the Object SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Ceramics: Expressive Portraits FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Ceramics: Figuratively Speaking FR-SR
  • Fall
8
Ceramics: Form and Function SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Ceramics: Foundational Skills SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Ceramics: Function and Design SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Ceramics: Intermediate/Advanced Projects SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Ceramics: Reproduction and Repetition FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Ceramics: Wheel-thrown Pottery SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Cityscapes SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Color Grows in the Garden I: Early Summer Intensive FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Color Grows in the Garden II: Late Summer Intensive FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Drawing: Foundations SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Drawing: Foundations SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Drawing: The Human Form SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Experimental Photography: An Introduction FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Experimental Watercolor I FR-SR
  • Summer
2
Experimental Watercolor II FR-SR
  • Summer
2
Framing Your Work: Projects in History, Art and the Humanities JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Furniture Design I SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Greece and Italy: An Artistic and Literary Odyssey SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Images of Japan: Arts, Literature, and Cinema FR-SR
  • Spring
12, 16
Individual Study: Queer Studies, Performance SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Introduction to Scientific Illustration FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Making a Living and a Life: Sustainable Creative Practice FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Mediaworks: Signifying Power and Difference on Screen(s) SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Metalworking: An Introduction SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Metalworking: An Introduction SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Metalworking: An Introduction SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Multiple Dimensions: Design/Art/Environment SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Narrative Silences: Literature, Film, and Book Arts JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Painting: Representation and Abstraction SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Photography from Above FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Photography Techniques: Medium and Large Format Photography SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Photography, Beginning FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Photography, Beginning FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Photography, Color and Lighting FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Photography, Digital SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Photography, Documentary SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Photography: Summerwork FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Portrait Drawing FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Printmaking: Introduction to Intaglio SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Printmaking: Introduction to Relief SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Printmaking: Introduction to Serigraphy SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Printmaking: Letterpress SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Printmaking: Mokuhanga FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Psychology and Art: Digital Photography FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Psychology and Art: Digital Photography or Printmaking FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Psychology and Art: Printmaking FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Re-Imagining the Body FR-SR
  • Spring
8
Rivers of Clay SO-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Salmon, Raven, and Whale: The Pacific Northwest in Art and Science FR-SO
  • Fall
16
Seeing What's There: Art and the Biology of Vision FR-SR
  • Winter
16
Speaking Truth in 20th- and 21st-Century Indigenous Arts: Legacy, Defiance, and Agency FR-SO
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Individual Projects in Studio Art and Internships SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Studio Projects: Outside the Lines FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Studio, Archive, Field: Advanced Projects in Media and Visual Art JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12, 16
Survival of Indigenous Art FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12, 16
Tears of Duk'Wibahl: Exploration of Customary and Contemporary Indigenous Arts FR-SR
  • Summer
4, 8, 12
The Art of Bronze : Creative Casting SO-SR
  • Spring
4
The Art of the Illuminated Manuscript FR-SR
  • Summer
2
The Graphic Novel FR-SR
  • Summer
4, 8
The Graphic Novel SO-SR
  • Winter
8
Therapy Through the Arts (daytime) FR-SR
  • Summer
8, 16
Therapy Through the Arts (evening) FR-SR
  • Summer
8, 16
Visual Literacies FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Visual Music in 16mm and 35mm Direct Animation FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Web Design and the Connected Individual FR-SR
  • Fall
8
Welded Metal Sculpture SO-SR
  • Winter
4
With Liberty and Justice for Whom? JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Woodworking: An Introduction SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Woodworking: An Introduction SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Adornment: Tradition, Innovation, and Power FR-SO
  • Fall
16
Arts and the Child: Early Childhood FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Ceramics: Hand-building SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Ceramics: Sculpting the Human Form SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Ceramics: Wheel-throwing SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Designing for Social Good: Two-Dimensional Design and Board Games SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
12
Drawing: Foundations SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Drawing: The Human Form SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Drawing: The Portrait SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Global/Local Realities and Alternative Visions JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Mediaworks: Animation, Documentary and Experimental Approaches SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Medieval Mystics: Artistic Inquiry and Printmaking SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Painting: Representation and Abstraction SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Photography: Beginning FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Photography: Digital FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Photography: Documentary SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Plants in Art, Word, and Healing SO-SR
  • Winter
8
Printmaking: Intaglio Impressions SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Printmaking: Introduction to Multiple Techniques SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Printmaking: Photo Process in Printmaking SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Printmaking: Print Stratum, Screen Printing and Collage SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Repair: The Art of Sustainability and Social Practice JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Printmaking SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
0
Studio Arts for Expressive Arts Therapy: Developing Cultural Competence JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
8
Studio Projects: Land and Sky FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Studio, Archive, Field: Advanced Projects in Media and Visual Art JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12, 16
The Authentic Self: Becoming an Instrument of Change JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
8, 12
The Burden of Representation: Photography and What We Show SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Theory and Practice of Painting SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Tradition and Innovation in Indigenous North American Fiber Arts FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Undergraduate Research and Projects in Critical and Creative Practices SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0
Visual Literacies FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Woodworking: Casework for Storage SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Woodworking: Seating, Chairs, Stools and Benches SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Woodworking: Tables and Lighting SO-SR
  • Fall
4