Take a 720° virtual tour of the Art Department


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Take a 720° virtual tour of the Art Department


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Make Comics this Summer in Art 448!

Make Comics this Summer in Art 448!

Making Comics (& other Graphic Formations) with Jason L. Kartez
May 29 – July 22, 10a-3p  M/W

Making Comics, Art 448, Section 008
4 Credits
Beginning-level special topics course, limited to 16 students, open to all UW students from any discipline

This course is an introduction to making comics as both a subject and means of academic inquiry. How do writing and pictures combine and interact to make something new? We call this ‘something’ by various names; sequential art, graphic novel or autobiography, cartoons, or just plain old ‘comics,’

☆☆☆☆☆ Stars! My highest recommendation!
One of my best students has become of of my favorite cartoonists!
Jason Kartez brings something original to comics.
I would take this class in an instant!

-Prof. Lynda Barry


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Hatch Art House & Elizabeth Jean Younce

May 1 - 31 Artist Reception: Friday, May 4, 5-9p Location: Hatch Art House, 1248 Williamson St, Madison, WI Our May featured artist is illustrator and printmaker Elizabeth Jean Younce. Elizabeth is finishing up her MFA in printmaking, so let's celebrate her talent and...

Advanced Painting Workshop presents: Clown School Closing Reception

Wednesday, April 25, 6-8p Location: 7th Floor Gallery, Humanities Building, 455 N Park St, Madison, WI Artists: Alyssa Ackerman, Ben Noll, Catherine Lundgren, Gabrielle Cordes, Ingrid Olson, Jiaming You, Justin Parks, Lana Scholtz, Megan Britt, Rachel Miller, Shelby...

Sent from my iPhone: BFA Senior Exhibition

April 14 - 20 Artists: Kayley Hackett, Halie Conyers, Lindi Shi, Liqi Sheng, Mei Lam So, Monica Fan, Kenzie (Mac) Bryant, Emma Santoianni, Collin Konetzke, Bethany Dahl, Spencer DeWitt, and Michelle Pelowski Reception: Wednesday, April 18, 6-8p Location: Art Lofts...

Tour the UW-Madison Art Department

We’re glad that you’re considering UW–Madison to pursue your art education! Tours occur Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons and include viewings of our classrooms and facilities in the Humanities Building. A tour of the Art Lofts is available upon request.

All tours leave at 1pm sharp from the Art Office Room 6241, 6th Floor Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706 and are approximately 1 hour.

To schedule a tour of our department please complete and submit the following form:

Arts at UW

Did you know?

The UW-Madison Art Department is nationally ranked:

#1 Printmaking

#15 Overall Fine Arts Program

Source: U.S. News & World Report

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ART DEPARTMENT is committed to teaching art in the context of a major research university and a vibrant intellectual community. Offering the following degrees: B.S., B.F.A., M.A., & M.F.A. in Studio Art, B.S. in Art Education, and Certificate in Studio Art.