“I volunteered a lot - through different community centers, working with youth, working with adults, working with disadvantaged communities. I kept those relationships going through my professional life.”
The art curriculum engages students in a comprehensive visual art experience. Art majors take classes in drawing, painting, design, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, video, digital art and design, and art history. As part of their senior seminar experience, Art majors study professional practices in the field of art, and prepare an exhibition of their work. Additionally, the Edgewood College Art Department faculty continues to develop new electives such as IPad Sketchpad, Lithography, Art Metals and Papermaking.
Edgewood College's Art and Design Teaching major will off you the opportunity to be informed, engaged, and inspired to be a future art educator. The title of the degree, Art and Design Teaching Major, demonstrates the new emphasis on design education for art educators. We believe that art educators are responsible for teaching about all visual communication in its many forms (art, design, culture, and communication.)
At Edgewood College you will become a visual educator in the school, the community, and across disciplines. Art and Design Teaching Majors student teach for nine weeks in an elementary or middle school placement and nine weeks in a secondary placement. The Art and Design Teaching Major is part of a program leading to a Wisconsin initial educator license to teach at the early childhood through adolescence level (Birth-Age 21). In the state of Wisconsin, the certification received upon graduation is for pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
Edgewood College provides fully equipped, state-of-the-art studios/classrooms in state-of-the art LEED-certified art facilities. Art studios are handicapped accessible. We offer small classes in which faculty provide individual attention to students, and students work closely with their peers.
You will immerse yourself in creative art-making and acquire skills in the art of teaching. You will take classes in drawing, painting, design, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, video, computer imaging, art history, art methods, student teaching, and education. As part of your senior seminar experience, Art and Design Teaching Majors study professional practices in the field of art, and prepare an exhibition of their own art work.
The Edgewood College Art Department faculty continue to develop new courses in art and design in response to the interests of our students and to prepare the art educators of the future.
We offer a comprehensive visual art curriculum in fully equipped, state-of-the-art studios/classrooms. The Stream, our LEED-certified art building, is among the best visual arts facilities at small liberal arts colleges in the upper Midwest. The Art Department offers small classes in which faculty provide individual attention to students, and students work closely with their peers. Students and faculty have the space, tools, equipment and technology to engage and collaborate in a range of art media. From foundations to upper-level studio courses, students work closely with the faculty to develop their skills and learn to approach their creative process as unique individuals. Studio art faculty are practicing artists who are recognized in their fields, and students benefit greatly from the tremendous range of perspective and expertise that faculty bring to their teaching.
Art majors are prepared for a life of creative arts practice, whether or not they are interested in working professionally as visual artists. With skills in creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and visual communication, Art majors pursue careers in a variety of fields, including work in galleries, museums, and recreational and community-based arts programs. Art majors with an interest in college-level teaching are prepared to apply for graduate study in the visual arts, leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree.
Madison is an arts-rich city filled with galleries, museums, and a thriving creative scene. A wide variety of arts organizations and other non-profit groups offer students a range of internship and exhibition opportunities.