Visual Arts

Learn studio art techniques and methods and explore the implications of image and object making as historical and cultural traditions in relation to contemporary artistic, political, and social issues.

Shaping Identities and Objects

Note: You can join or leave a Path of Study at any time and your credits will always count toward your Bachelor’s degree.

About Visual Arts

Evergreen’s unique visual arts curriculum offers ample opportunities for students to work deeply on art making in studios-based programs, while applying artistic approaches to themes with other academic disciplines in interdisciplinary programs.

  • Cultivate visual art and visual studies creative methodologies as part of interdisciplinary inquiry
  • Gain hands-on art skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, woodworking, fine metals, sculpture, ceramics, and photography
  • Learn practices, histories and theories of image and object making as historical and cultural traditions
  • Develop critical awareness of artistic practices in our contemporary era that allow for individual and collaborative work with direct engagement from faculty and staff.

We provide students with unparalleled access to techniques and tools in state-of-the-art studios that are designed to minimize negative ecological impacts on the environment. Our arts interdisciplinary programs integrate the visual arts with philosophy, environmental studies, cultural studies, media, education, history among others.

Learn more about this field of study.

Ceramic Portraits

Foundational programs

Our foundational programs emphasize elements of design and materials in 2D and 3D studio practices. We delve intensively into the development of studio skills in design, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, life drawing and painting while exploring how these material gestures express content. Our work includes art history, visual and cultural studies, aesthetics, and writing. You’ll engage in an art practice that explores what it means to be in conversation with art history and the sociopolitical world, drawing encouragement and influence from each other as a community of artists.

Foundational Programs for 2019–’20
Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Studio Projects
Experimental Responses: Climate Change, Science and Art
 
Critical Vision
 
Place, Memory, Narrative
Indigenous People and the Pacific World
Foundational Programs for 2020–’21
Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Studio Projects
 
 
Place, Memory, Narrative
 
Foundational Programs for 2021–’22
Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
Studio Projects
Experimental Responses: Climate Change, Science and Art
 
Critical Vision
 
Place, Memory, Narrative
Indigenous People and the Pacific World
Foundational Programs for 2022–’23
Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
Studio Projects
 
Foundational Programs for 2023–’24
Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024
Studio Projects
 

Advanced programs

Our advanced students work primarily in two– and three-dimensional art, craft, and design. Working together in shared studio spaces, you’ll design and execute your own independent and collaborative creative projects and research. In addition to preparing you for professional work, these advanced programs will set you up for lifelong engagement with the visual arts.

Advanced Programs for 2019–20
Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
  
Professional Practices 2D
  
Professional Practices 3D
Advanced Programs for 2020–21
Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
3D-Inquiry–Based Studio
Professional Practices 2D
  
Professional Practices 3D
Advanced Programs for 2021–22
Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
2D-Inquiry–Based Studio
Professional Practices 2D
  
Professional Practices 3D
Advanced Programs for 2022–23
Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
3D-Inquiry–Based Studio
Professional Practices 2D
  
Professional Practices 3D