Welcome to the Grace College Art program! As a future Art student with this major, you will focus on the breadth of general studies in the visual arts within the context of a liberal arts framework.
The Art major is designed to develop through experience your visual sensitivity and technical skills, to increase your ability to make workable connections between concept and media, and to gain discernment of quality in works of art.
While bringing practical, professional knowledge to the classroom, our faculty serves to encourage and challenge you to be competent in communicating visually and to develop a mature Christ-centered worldview.
Examples of courses in this major:
From the simple application of color to the complex devices that create illusionary space, this foundational lecture/studio course concentrates on the basic elements of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design. Students will apply aesthetics and theoretical methods for creative problem solving.
An introduction to the study of ceramics as a three-dimensional medium. Through hand-constructed and wheel-thrown clay forms, students will explore issues in contemporary art. Ceramics processes will include glazing and firing.
The study and application of the oil painting media with an emphasis on a technical working knowledge and its application to a personal style.
This art history course is a survey of art forms from the Renaissance to the present. The primary focus is on the Western European art traditions, however, when the occasion warrants it, the cultures of India, China, Japan, the native Americas, Africa, and the South Pacific are discussed.
The individuals who will challenge you to learn:
B.F.A., Indiana University, Ft. Wayne, IN.
Professor Terry Armstrong has a bachelor's degree in both fine art and commercial art from Indiana University. In addition to his extensive background as a corporate graphic artist and communications manager, his fine art watercolors have captured many honors and have been exhibited in numerous galleries within the United States.
B.F.A., Indiana University, Fort Wayne; M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion; M.F.A. in Visual Arts, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
In addition to her academic accomplishments, Professor Kim Reiff has worked in industry as a marketing communications manager, graphic designer, and production manager.
B.S. in Art Education, all-grade, Grace College; M.F.A. in visual arts, Vermont College, Norwich University
As a contemporary visionary artist,Professor Don Swartzentruber designs carnivalesque images that manifest from interests in theology, cultural issues, and the surreal. He has taught and lectured on the arts for more than 15 years and exhibits nationally. He currently teaches art at Warsaw Community High School.
B.A. in Art Education, Oakland City College; M.S. in Art Education, Indiana University; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary
Bringing a unique perspective to the classroom, Prof. J.D. Woods challenges students of European and American art history to explore how religious ideals are reflected in the arts. He has taught in the college's prison extension program for over 10 years, while freelancing in the graphic arts. His hobby is collecting and performing music with the guitar and banjo, for a variety of audiences in the community.
B.F.A., Bowling Green State University, OH; M.F.A., Miami University, OH
Professor Timothy Young joined the Grace College faculty in 1997. In addition to his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees, he has participated in additional studies at Circulo de Bellas Arts, Madrid, Spain. Prof. Young is accomplished in painting and drawing and has exhibited and sold major works in the U.S. and abroad.
Some of the positions you can obtain: