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.

Interested? Take the next step

Jonathan Bouw outlines the purpose and opportunities offered through the art program

Interested? Listen to 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.

Art news

Taylor Art Professor’s Work Selected for Travelling Exhibit.

Published: November 28, 2017

A piece created by Taylor University Art Department faculty member and artist Jeremie Riggleman, has been selected for a inclusion in a traveling exhibit.

Empty Bowls Raises Funds for Shepherd Community Center

Published: November 08, 2017

Empty Bowls, an annual soup cook-off by members of the Taylor community, will be held Wednesday, November 15, in the Alspaugh East and West Rooms at the Hodson Dining Commons from 5:30-7:30 pm. Chili and soup recipes from members of the Taylor community are served in bowls created by Taylor art students. The event allows students, staff and community to gather and purchase the options of handmade ceramic bowls filled with soup, just soup or just the bowl.

Traveling South African Art Exhibit Comes to Taylor Next Week

Published: October 25, 2017

A traveling South African art exhibit will be hosted on the Taylor University campus beginning next week. Between the Shadow & the Light, will be displayed in the Metcalf Gallery of the Modelle Metcalf Art Building on the Taylor campus from November 1-December 8. Featured artists Margaret Allotey-Pappoe, Keith Barker, and Jo-AnnVanReeuwyk will attend a reception and present an artist's panel discussion on Friday, November 10.

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