Whitman College Art Department

Whitman’s studio art major offers an intensive undergraduate program spanning diverse media, processes and ideas. Through extensive personal instruction, students are given the intellectual and technical tools to become agile thinkers and makers of contemporary visual meanings. The art classroom is a dynamic space where students wrestle actively with the materials and concepts that inform the practice of art in the 21st century.

The Art Department has a strong faculty whose areas of specialization include: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Printmaking, Book Arts, Photography, and New Genres. Without dictating a singular axiom in the production of art, students are encouraged to think in a transdisciplinary idiom, and to explore and research a wide variety of approaches in their art making.