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

Department News

Entries for the Juried Student Art Exhibition Due Feb 26 & 27

Entries for the Juried Student Art Exhibition Due Feb 26 & 27 Read more

Student Run Pop-Up Shop Opens Feb 15th

The Ashland University Art Club will be hosting a Pop-up Shop in the Coburn Gallery on Thursday, Feb. 15 during the Dear Dr. Seuss Art… Read more

Faculty Happenings-

What have your AU Art + Design Faculty been up to lately- Priscilla Roggenkamp , professor of art, exhibits her artwork "Bucket of Things Worth… Read more

Featured Art Work

Laura Arthur print
Laura Arthur
Print studio workRead more

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In the Gallery...

"Dear Dr.Seuss" Art Exhibition Opens Feb 15th

The Ashland University Coburn Art Gallery and the Department of Art and Design will host an exhibition titled, “Dear Dr. Seuss,” which will be a… Read more

Call for Works by Young Artists-Dear Dr. Seuss

The Coburn Gallery is seeking artworks created by young artists that explore the style and storytelling of Dr. Seuss for an upcoming art exhibition. Open… Read more

Opening Reception AU Art + Design Dept Faculty Exhibition

Opening Reception AU Art + Design Dept Faculty Exhibition Read more

Department Info:

Ashland University
227 Center for the Arts
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Faculty Spotlight

Daniel McDonald, Chair, Associate Professor of Art
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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17-18 Arts Guide

Upcoming Events-


​Join the Ashland University Art + Design Department on May 12 for the 2018 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/forms/z10877x0taxdc1/


Students may attend two workshops*. 

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

Art Design Poster 2018

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

Call 419.289.5190 or email art-department@ashland.edu


 *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