The mission of the Art Department is to introduce students to the studio-based exploration of a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art forms, as well as the history of art.
A wide range of courses are available to support this mission and to accommodate the beginning to the experienced art student, emphasizing hands-on studio experiences and related class assignments. Students are exposed to art forms, materials, and techniques to inspire their own art works. Both studio and art history courses introduce the students to the cultures, movements and artists that make up the world of art.
The Frederick R. Mayer Art Center provides superb facilities for instruction in architecture, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture, and the use of computers is incorporated into the curriculum of some art courses.
Photography classrooms and the Jan P. Mayer Auditorium are located in the Academy Building, which is connected to the Mayer Art Center. The Lamont Gallery introduces students to works by acclaimed artists through a yearly exhibition series. Student works are displayed on the outside of the Gallery and other locations throughout the department, with the highlight of each year the spring term Senior Art Show.
Inspired by the work of French photographer J R, PEA advanced photography students took large-scale photos of PEA employees. 'Empowering Portraits' is on display in the Academy Library. Opening Reception February 9, 6:30 p.m.
Poetry was in full view fall term—written on windows and blackboards, on a huge magnetic board outside Lamont Gallery, splayed across Academy Library surfaces and even rolled onto the platen of an old manual typewriter.
Lion's Eye Archives
There is a place in soho on spring street
That has been there for years, they have weekly open life-drawing classes. ask there. they are on the south side of the street, near the 6 train. the entrance is a stairway to the basement, painted white w/ art notices on the walls going down. i think it's just west of the vegetairian restaurant on the corner of spring and lafayette, but i could be a little off about that.