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Studio Art Major, Minor
Our seven faculty members (many colleges our size only have three or four) are working artists and intellectuals, intensely committed to providing students with a richly challenging education—both in the classroom and during individual consultations in the studio.
The Studio Art major offers concentrations in ceramics, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography, as well as courses in drawing. Many students explore other alternatives, like installation, video, performance, and site-specific work.
Our design minor, paired with a major in studio art, is great preparation for graduate school and design professions. Paired with any other Knox major, a minor in design develops a set of skills (the ability to manipulate visual relationships and put together compelling presentations, websites, and print communications) that are increasingly in demand in any workplace.
Whitcomb Art Building
Opening in January 2017, the architecturally exciting, 30,000 square foot, LEED-certified building includes:
The Box is the art department's off-campus gallery space, located in a refurbished industrial building in downtown Galesburg. With 15-foot ceilings and 2,000 feet of exhibit space, the Box provides opportunities for students to show their work and make large installation projects. In addition, it hosts exhibits of visiting artists and other events throughout the year.
Private Studio Space
Artists need space to generate ideas and take creative responsibility for their work. Knox is one of the few undergraduate programs where all advanced art students are given a space to call their own: a space to be an artist.
Knox's Seymour Library houses an impressive collection of books on artists, art history, and critical theory. The Famulener Collection of Prints and Drawings consists of works by both modern and old masters.
Blick Art Materials
Galesburg is headquarters for one of the world's largest suppliers of art materials. A discount warehouse store only four miles from campus is as large as anything in New York or Chicago. Blick is also a generous community partner, donating materials and equipment to the program and providing financial support for student experiences.
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