Why study art at Taylor?

Celebrating the art of creating and creation

Do you believe the beauty of God is revealed in His creation? Do you believe that because we are made in God's image, we are designed to create and appreciate beauty? If so, Taylor University's art department is the place for you.

Our art department offers several avenues to pursue your passion for visual beauty and creativity. As a graphic art major, you'll gain foundational art skills while concentrating on design, illustration, or photography, and preparing for a career in commercial art. As a studio art major, you'll experiment with every medium imaginable, from metal and wood to printmaking and pottery. We also provide future art teachers with the necessary background to teach and offer a pre-art therapy program designed to prepare future art therapists for graduate school.

At Taylor, our desire is not only to build your artistic skill but also to strengthen your understanding of the significance of art and the role it can play in the world beyond studio and classroom.

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Josh Welker discusses the importance of Christians creating excellent art amidst an unbelieving world

Interested? Listen to Josh Welker, assistant professor of art, as he discusses the importance of Christians creating excellent art amidst an unbelieving world. Also, learn how Taylor can further challenge and broaden your perspective on culture, faith and belief through supplemental, off-campus art experiences.

Jonathan Bouw outlines the purpose and opportunities offered through the art programWatch Jonathan Bouw, department co-chair and professor of art, as he outlines the purpose and opportunities offered through the art program as well as how you, as an art student, will be well-prepared for life beyond the college experience.

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Art professor’s sculpture selected for Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize

Published: September 14, 2016

Starting September 21, Astrobleme, a wooden sculpture by Assistant Professor of Art Josh Welker, will be displayed as part of Grand Rapids, Michigan’s annual ArtPrize event.

IOTA Exhibit features Artist Linnea Spransy

Published: September 08, 2016

IOTA Art Exhibit featuring Los Angeles artist Linnea Spransy is currently on display in the Metcalf Gallery. We invite you to attend Linnea’s Artist Talk Thursday, September 8, at 6:00 p.m., in the Metcalf Gallery. Reception to follow. Spransy’s work will be on display through September 30.

Taylor University Offers Art Lessons for Community Children

Published: September 06, 2016

Taylor is offering private art lessons for students in grades K- 12. Weekly lessons will be taught by Taylor Art & Art Education majors.

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