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 your visual sensitivity and technical skills through experience, 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. Oral and written art criticisms are employed.
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 wet painting media (oil and/or acrylic) 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. Contextually, cultures of other people groups are discussed.
The individuals who will challenge you to learn:
B.F.A., Indiana University, Fort Wayne; M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion; M.F.A. in Visual Arts, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
In addition to her academic accomplishments, Kim Reiff has worked as a marketing communications manager, graphic designer and production manager.
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, 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 also 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., Indiana University, Fort Wayne; M.F.A., The Ohio State University
In addition to his professional career in visual communication design, Richard Wanjema was the recipient of the Outstanding Coleman Fellow Award (2014-15), which is an award presented by the California State Senate.
Some of the positions you can obtain: