Barbara J. Fedeler, Chair; David Herwaldt; Thomas R. Payne
The Art Department provides Wartburg students the ability to communicate with discipline and imaginative understanding about the visual world and its design. Through appreciation, experience, and production, art students broaden their creative and critical abilities and share these new skills through creating works of art.
The Art Department offers a variety of academic and studio courses in traditional and technology-based media. The limited size of classes and open attitudes of faculty encourage individual attention and a close working relationship. Through advanced courses and independent studies, students may pursue individual interests.
- To develop the capacity for expression through the practice of creative visualization, organization, and conceptualization.
- To develop high standards and technical skills in the craft of art and in its presentation.
- To develop a command of the significant ideas, techniques, and developments associated with the student’s area of interest and current styles and directions in art.
- To develop an awareness and appreciation of historical, contemporary, and multicultural influences on works of art in both traditional and nontraditional modes of expression.
Major in Art Education
The major in art education is a full studio degree leading to a B.A. in art education. For additional information on teaching majors and endorsements, see Education Department listings.