oil painting by Joshua Risner
student in print lab
The Coburn Gallery at Ashland University
Ceramics lab
Students help with Art Saturday program
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Department News

2019 AU Juried Student Art Exhibition- Entries Due

2019 AU Juried Student Art Exhibition Entries Due Feb. 26 & 27 Read more

“Picturing the Past: Highlights from the Ashland University Permanent Collection” Exhibition Opens January 24th

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will host an exhibition titled “Picturing the Past: Highlights from the Ashland University Permanent Collection,” it will feature a selection of… Read more

AU Art + Design Senior Exhibition Opening Reception

AU Art + Design Senior Exhibition Opening Reception Exhibiting Seniors-Samantha Rhonemus, Ellyn Kilpatrick and Zula Kile Read more

Featured Art Work

"Monsters" digital print
Marissa Uhrig, current student
Digital Print. Winner of Dean's Award at 2013 Juried Student Exhibition.Read more

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In the Gallery...

“Picturing the Past: Highlights from the Ashland University Permanent Collection”-Opens January 24, 2019

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery will host an exhibition titled “Picturing the Past: Highlights from the Ashland University Permanent Collection,” it will feature a selection of… Read more

AU Art + Design Senior Exhibition Opening Reception

AU Art + Design Senior Exhibition Opening Reception Exhibiting Seniors-Samantha Rhonemus, Ellyn Kilpatrick and Zula Kile Read more

Art + Design Senior Exhibition Opens November 29th

In late November, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery will host the Senior Art Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art and design majors… Read more

Department Info:

419.289.5190
art-department@ashland.edu
Ashland University
227 Center for the Arts
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Faculty Spotlight

Cynthia Petry
Cynthia C. Petry is director of the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University as well as a professional instructor for the Art Department. She received her...Read more

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Upcoming Events-

AU ART DESIGN

​Join the Ashland University Art + Design Department on May 11 for the 2019 college campus studio experience for current high school students with an interest in pursuing art. 

Ashland University Center for the Arts  from 9:15 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

Free to High School Students  Lunch and art materials provided.

  • Learn from experienced college instructors who are also working artists
  • Meet other students with a serious interest in art
  • Learn or finesse existing skills 
  •  Investigate a new medium or area
  • Experience a classroom studio work environment
  • Have your questions answered about studying the visual arts in college.
  • What do Ashland’s visual art graduates do after college?

APPLY ONLINE https://coburngallery.wufoo.com.mx/forms/z10877x0taxdc1/
APPLICATION DEADLINE April 16, 2019

Students may attend two workshops*. 

Sculpture - Printmaking & Illustration -Digital Art &  Graphic Design- Painting -Ceramics -Figure Drawing

HS Art Experience Poster 2019

For more information about the AU Art Department Campus Art Experience-

Call 419.289.5190 or email art-department@ashland.edu

www.ashland.edu/art

 *Workshop availability based on student interests.

 

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