visual arts

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

How to Create 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 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
  • Spring
4
Fundamentals of Coastal Design I JR-SR
  • Winter
2
Fundamentals of Coastal Design II JR-SR
  • Spring
2
Global/Local Realities and Alternative Visions JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Indigenous Identity Through the Arts FR-SR
  • Fall
2
Mediaworks: Animation, Documentary and Experimental Approaches to the Moving Image SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Medieval Mystics: Artistic Inquiry and Printmaking SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Miniature Worlds: Casting the Curiosity Cabinet FR-SR
  • Winter
12, 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 with Figure Drawing SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Printmaking: Introduction to Multiple Techniques SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Printmaking: Photo Process SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Printmaking: Print Stratum, Screen Printing and Collage SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Repair: Sustainability and Visual Arts as Social Practice JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Student Originated Studies: 3D Art, Craft and Design JR-SR
  • Winter
8, 12
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
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
Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Animating the Sea: Motion, Light and Eyes FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Arts and the Child: Early Childhood FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Arts, Culture, and Spirit on Silk Roads FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
8
Ceramics: Expressive Portraits FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Ceramics: Form and Function FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Ceramics: Foundational Skills FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Ceramics: Hand-building SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Ceramics: Wheel-throwing SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Clones and Mutants: Genetics and Photography FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Critical Vision: Art and Biology SO-JR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Drawing: 2D Design SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Drawing: Foundations FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Drawing: Foundations FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Drawing: Portrait SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Drawing: The Human Form SO-SR
  • Winter
4
French Language, Arts, and Culture: Dark Romantics SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Indigenous People and the Pacific World SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Nomadic Furniture: Knockdown Furniture from a Craftsman Perspective SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Painting: Representation and Abstraction SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Place, Memory, Narrative: Northwest Coast Native Art and Literature SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Printmaking: Letterpress SO-SR
  • Fall
4
Printmaking: Screen Print and Letterpress Zine Making SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Printmaking: Screen Printing SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Printmaking: Surface Manipulation of the Matrix SO-SR
  • Winter
4
Re-Imagining the Body FR-SR
  • Spring
8
Studio Projects in Interdisciplinary Art: Material Gestures in a Shared Space FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
The Dyer's Art: Understanding, Creating, and Growing Color FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
8
Visual Literacies FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Woodworking: Seating, Benches, Stools, Chairs SO-SR
  • Spring
4
Written in Stone: Art and Geology FR-SO
  • Spring
16