Art & Design
Why Art & Design?

Why art & design A personal relationship between faculty and students as well as camaraderie with classmates creates a close-knit and supportive environment in the Art & Design department. Students are given a solid foundation in traditional techniques and in art history, but are then encouraged to explore their own creative expressions. Professors who practice in their fields serve as role models for aspiring artists. Visiting artists underscore the goals of the program by offering alternative viewpoints in the contemporary arts.

What about facilities?
Lamar Dodd Art Center The Lamar Dodd Art Center offers excellent space for education and expression. The newly renovated three-story, 32,000 square-foot facility named in honor of celebrated Georgia artist Lamar Dodd, provides large, open classrooms and private studios, a state-of the-art ceramics and sculpture area, and a well-equipped shop for woodworking and welding. The photography area contains both a traditional darkroom, as well as both Mac computers and printers for digital imaging. The Graphic Design and Animation programs enjoy a fully updated Mac lab with current software. The printmaking studio has the capacity for intaglio, lithography and relief printmaking. Art history lectures are held in a tiered lecture room using LED projection.

Art students have access to a permanent collection of over 2,500 works in the college museum, including works by Rembrandt, Picasso and Rauschenberg. LaGrange College students, more-over, are exposed to an exciting series of rotating exhibitions of traditional and contemporary art.

Meet Art & Design majors:

Tylor Hepner

Tylor Hepner
Interested in art since a young boy, Tylor Hepner’s gifts as an artist have been discovered at LaGrange College. "Here, talented instructors coach you in the disciplines of expression," he says. "And you're surrounded by friends who have a strong passion to succeed." Recently, a Disney animator gave Tylor’s portfolio an enthusiastic review.
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Nicole Burns
Nicole Burns
Wherever Nicole Burns goes, her camera normally travels with her.

"Photography is about having an eye for seeing beauty," says the senior art and design major from LaGrange. "I usually photograph the abstract, the things that you wouldn't necessarily see as beautiful at first, and then I try to make it beautiful by taking a photograph of it."
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