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 program enjoys 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:

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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Sarah Gordon
Sarah Gordon
One of her art teachers long ago told Sarah Gordon that “learning to paint is like learning to see again.” 

Sarah never knew what she meant until she got older, and now, as a junior in college, she can apply the sentiment to her experiences at LaGrange College. 

“College for me has been learning to see again,” she says. “It’s learning to look at life, look at the world and really see it for what it is, or to see things you haven’t seen before. That’s one of the great things about college—just every day, there’s something new to see, something new to learn. 
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