Studying Studio Art at Kenyon
A faculty of active artists guide students as they discover new media, explore new techniques and perfect their own artistic expressions. Students create art in Horvitz Hall, which offers three floors of state-of-the-art studio and exhibition spaces — from the light-filled painting studio to the photography and sculpture wings. Senior art students exhibit their work in the Gund Gallery, Kenyon’s contemporary art museum.
Senior Art Exhibition
In 2020, senior studio art majors showcased their final projects in a virtual gallery. Here are a few selected works.
Color and Design
Color is one of life’s great joys. Visual artists and designers learn to orchestrate color and use it in a particularly sensitive and purposeful manner, just as composers learn to orchestrate sound to create music. This course is about the orchestration of color by design.
This course demonstrates the conceptual thinking and artistic skills that go into planning and making artists’ books, including Eastern and Western book forms, various bindings and experimental book forms. You’ll explore the intersection of text and image, and the effect of technological innovations on the codex book form.
The Art of Making Cartoons, Comics, Zines and Graphic Novels
Cartoon-based mediums are serious art forms, and the collaboration between image and text blends the shape and arc of classic literature with the conventions of visual storytelling. This course provides a solid foundation of ideas and methods for drawing and writing cartoons, comics, zines and graphic novels.
The Art of Experimental Film and Video
Experiment with the creation, manipulation and exhibition of digital film and sound projects using a variety of equipment and software. You’ll continue a tradition from early filmmaking, where abstract montage, surreal fantasy and playful narratives reflected innovations in the art, science and politics of the time.