The Art department has a place for expressive people like you. We provide supplies, studio experience, and teachers dedicated to sharing their knowledge and love for the arts. Through fine art, we are able to preserve and share culture, feelings, history and knowledge. The curriculum available to you in the Art department will allow you to develop a portfolio, gain better insight into the fine arts, and help you grow and develop personally.The faculty of the Art Department is committed to the objective of making the arts of the past and present available to the students through historical surveys and the studio experience. It is believed that this heritage of thought and skill, going beyond our immediate time and culture, will enrich the students’ lives, their personal view of their world, and their communication of ideas, through added knowledge and inter-cultural understanding.
The key to a successful career in art is a high-quality portfolio. In our Art A.A. program, you will fine-tune the skills you need to develop a portfolio that will serve you well in finding a career. With the knowledge you gain in our curriculum, you will become better prepared for an entry-level position in the fine and applied arts fields. We provide workshops for classes such as drawing, sculpture, painting, and a host of other artistic media. Whether you are taking classes to develop a portfolio, or simply for personal enrichment, we can meet your interests.
Learn about the styles, themes, and creators ofthe art that influences culture today. Our A.A. program in Art History will give you an understanding of the history of visual arts and architecture. You will learn the progress and development of the different historical art styles thatshape the study of arts in the past and present. Learn to interpret themeanings of various works and gain insight into the cultural values and beliefsof their creators. This program will prepare you for transfer to a university,while enhancing your writing and critical thinking skills.
Melanie currently resides in Tahoe City, Ca and works as a ceramic instructor at Sierra College in Truckee, Ca. During the summer months she works... More
Peter Whittenberger is a Reno, NV based artist whose work uses various digital media to explore community engagement and the power of everyday... More