Department News

May 1 Retirement Reception planned for Charles Caldemeyer, professor of art

The Ashland University Art Department will host a retirement reception for Charles Caldemeyer in the Coburn Art Gallery, on Thursday, May 1 from noon to... Read more

Senior Exhibition Schedule

The Spring 2014 Senior Art Exhibition will be split into two separate shows April 3-16 and April 24 - May 10. Both exhibitions will be... Read more

Visiting Artist Lecture - Jacob Escobedo from Cartoon Network

On Friday, April 11, Ashland University is pleased to host Jacob Escobedo, vice president of creative design for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim’s Creative Group... Read more

Featured Art Work

Ana Reynolds, 2013 graduate
Digital Print. Best of Show in 2013 juried student exhibition. Read more

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In the Gallery...

 art work from upcoming Senior Exhibition

Senior Art Exhibition I

April 3 - 16, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, April 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

featuring these graduating seniors: 
Mauricio Uranga-Graphic Design
Marquerite Tryling-Ceramics
Josh Quay-Digital Art 
Barbara Mooneyham -Sculpture
Carol Fauber-Ceramics

Coburn Gallery page 

Department Info:

Ashland University
227 Center for the Arts
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Faculty Spotlight

Originally from Boise, Idaho, Dan McDonald received both his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and his Bachelor of Arts in French literature from... Read more

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AU Art Department offers Campus Experience for High School Students, May 17.

On Saturday, May 17, the Ashland University art department will offer a college campus studio experience for current high school students with an interest in pursuing art.  Workshops will be conducted by art faculty members and will include figure drawing, painting, ceramics, digital art, and printmaking.  Students may choose two studio areas to attend during the day.  Application deadline has been moved to April 25. 

Download the application form:  
printable pdf version or
MS word document that may be filled in electronically

Addtional information is on application form or Click here

Art at Ashland University

Our approach to the field is comprehensive and contemporary. Within the context of a liberal arts education and under the direction of talented and dedicated professors, you will stretch your abilities and become the artist or teacher you dream of becoming.

One-on-one attention from professors is a hallmark of the Art Department and an advantage of our classes that are purposely kept small. A dedicated faculty member who is a practicing artist oversees each artistic discipline and each discipline has devoted studio space.

What you will enjoy about our art programs:

  • Studio disciplines that each have a dedicated faculty member and space devoted to creation

  • Many opportunities to show your work

  • Coburn Gallery exhibitions of the works of contemporary artists

  • Learning to think critically and solve problems creatively

  • Courses that fully prepare you to pursue graduate studies