Students discover that they are artists in a wide variety of ways--in introductory arts workshops and painting and drawing classes, in the ceramics studio and the dark room. The Dillon Art Center houses sophisticated facilities, designed to nurture creativity in the budding artist.
As they investigate the basic techniques necessary to give artistic form to an idea, students also learn to understand visual art in relation to other disciplines–science, math, literature, history, technology, and music. Regardless of their artistic abilities, every student will have the opportunity to personally experience, recognize, and appreciate the beauty of a line, the power of a brushstroke, and the harmony inherent in a well-formed bowl.
Painting, Drawing, and Ceramics
Studios in the Dillon Art Center brim with the works of young visual artists. Within these rooms, painters learn to use light, composition, and color theory to improve their pieces. Ceramicists draw on the traditions of ancient, post-Renaissance, and contemporary periods as they learn how to turn clay into pottery. And drawing students explore the study of line, value, shape, and the illusion of depth, developing the techniques that help make drawn objects look real.