Fine arts

Learn fine arts at JCCC

JCCC offers a broad range of credit classes in the fine arts department, including sculpture, photography, painting, ceramics, drawing, digital imaging, metals and silversmithing. An accomplished group of faculty artists share their expertise and enthusiasm for the visual arts with students in well-equipped studios and labs.

Fine art students have successfully transferred to a variety of four-year colleges and universities, including the University of Kansas, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Savannah College of Art and Design, San Francisco Art Institute, Rochester Institute, Kansas City Art Institute, Maryland Institute College of Art, and many others.

Students in painting, drawing, and digital imaging courses work in well-equipped, specialized studios focusing on principles of visual perception as well as conceptual and practical problem solving.

Photography students can explore creative possibilities using traditional darkroom processes as well as the latest digital technologies in state of the art facilities.

Sculpture students investigate concepts, materials and methods relating to sculpture through a series of assignments using traditional methods and processes such as aluminum, steel, wood, mold making, modeling and construction.

Metals and silversmithing students create smaller-scale works composed of silver, copper, bronze, brass and found objects.

The ceramics area focuses on both traditional and contemporary approaches in ceramics, such as wheel throwing, sculpture, installation and mixed media.  Course projects are developed around the historical and contemporary aesthetics of using clay as a medium of expression.

An ever-changing selection of student art is displayed in public areas, glass cases and pedestals in the Arts and Technology building on campus.  High-caliber and award-winning student work is exhibited in the Student Gallery on the third floor of the Student Center.  Each year students have opportunities to submit their best work for local, regional and national competitions such as those sponsored by the prestigious League for Innovation in the Community College.

For more information about the fine arts program at JCCC, contact Larry Thomas, 913-469-8500, ext. 3649, or e-mail.