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Enroll in Online Summer Art Classes 2017

Enroll in Online Summer Art Classes 2017

Want to take a summer class, but you’re not in town? Don’t worry, we have online summer classes. Study art from anywhere on earth!

May 30 – July 23: 8 WEEK SESSION ONLINE!

100 Introduction to Art
Explores elements of visual language through lecture and art studio work, focusing on the development and application of both critical thinking and hands-on creative skills.

108 Foundations of Contemporary Art
Artists’ formal, technical and expressive concerns; the principal ideas of movements which have significantly influenced the major tendencies in contemporary art.

208 Current Directions in Art
Examination of current artists’ motivations, intentions, processes and their relationship to general developments in contemporary art.

448 Special Topics: Digital Storytelling
Using digital tools, bring your own stories to life or create audio, visual, or interactive media projects to tell stories about the people, places, and issues you care about. The practices of contemporary digital artists will also be explored.

448 Special Topics: Women, Art & the Body
In this practice-led course, students will investigate and artistically respond to the ways Western women have constructed the female, gendered body through art making in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries– materially, visually, and performatively.


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Lather + Rinse by Kathryn Weenig

March 14 - March 21 Location: Art Lofts (111 N Frances St) Description: "Lather + Rinse" displays collected contents of beauty products purchased and saved by the artist. A drug store turned inside out, the exhibition exposes the neuroses of testing and hoarding items...

My Country Tis of Thy People, You’re Dying Group Show

March 31 - May 26 Artists: Tom Jones (Ho Chunk)
, Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit)
, Cannupa Hanska Luger (Lakota/Mandan/Arikara/Hidatsa)
, Steven J. Yazzie (Navajo)
, Winter Count Collective (Merritt Johnson, Cannupa Hanska Luger,
Nicholas Galanin, Dylan McLaughlin...

Faculty Spotlight

Assistant Professor Lynda Barry (Interdisciplinary Creativity), is a famous cartoonist who hails from Wisconsin. She shares her passion and enthusiasm for nurturing creativity with the University of Wisconsin and the community. View Spotlight

Arts on Campus

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, and B.S. in Art Education.