Featured in the W&L curriculum for almost sixty years, the Art Studio program hosts a vibrant community of creators who specialize in the communication of ideas through visual forms. Among the techniques taught are those of oil and acrylic painting; sculpture in clay, wood, welded metal, and mixed-media materials; digital, traditional and alternative photography; and a variety of printmaking processes. Faculty both produce their own work for juried exhibitions and train undergraduates to think and to work as artists in the professional world.
Wilson Hall’s new facilities offer state-of-the-art studios for all students, and feature a separate space set aside for senior art majors to produce a body of work for their thesis projects. Because each studio contains large windows looking out onto the scenic Woods Creek basin, these teaching and working areas are well-lit and take full advantage of the surrounding landscape that has made the Shenandoah Valley so famous.
Due to the nature of studio courses, enrollments for introductory-level classes are limited and the bar of expectations is set quite high: this means, of course, that students active in the art program at W&L benefit from close interactions with faculty and frequently develop strong ties to their teachers and to their student peers. They also work long hours, learn to receive constructive criticism, and get their hands dirty.
- W&L's Lepage Chosen for European Art Seminar
Andrea Lepage, assistant professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, is one of 21 faculty members from around the country chosen to participate in a special week-long seminar on Teaching European Art in context. The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) selected Lepage for the seminar, which will be held at the High Museum [...]
- Exhibition "Portraits of Places" Open in Williams Gallery until May 25
"Portraits of Places," paintings, photographs and drawings by artists Jan Knipe, Jim Knipe, Linda White and Bill White, are on exhibit in Williams Gallery in Huntley Hall on the campus of Washington and Lee University
- Paintings from Cheech Marin's Collection at Staniar Gallery
Comedian, actor, director and art collector Cheech Marin will lecture on the exhibition of paintings from his collection of Chicano art on Monday, April 22, at Washington and Lee University.
- W&L Paintings Star in Colonial Williamsburg Exhibition
Five paintings from Washington and Lee's art collection are featured in a major exhibition of Southern paintings at Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum.
- W&L Marks Centennial of President Custis Lee's Death Today, Feb. 18
Today, Feb. 18, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of the death of George Washington Custis Lee (1832-1913), who served as president of Washington and Lee University from 1871 to 1897. He succeeded in that office his father, Robert E. Lee. A commemoration will be observed at Lee Chapel today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A spray of flowers [...]