About STLCC-Meramec Art Department
The Art Department seeks to provide an intellectual, social and physical environment that fosters individual growth and creativity for all members of the community. By encouraging communicative and technical skills, the development of cultural awareness, the opportunity of experience, and the interaction with creative ideas through many disciplines, it is our goal to support a commitment to the process of life-long learning.
The facilities we use for instruction are focused in the two-story Humanities East building, which is situated on the northern portion of the campus. This 28,000 square foot teaching and lab space became utilized by the Art Department in the Spring of 1998 and houses a photography lab and studio, a printmaking lab, two computer studios, two graphic design/illustration classrooms, drawing and sculpture studios, a painting studio, a ceramics studio and kiln room, and the Center for Visual Technology.
These facilities allow us to successfully meet the needs and expectations of our students. Classes lead by talented and accomplished artists are offered throughout the day, six days a week. Several of our labs are also open on Sundays. Multiple sections of drawing, design, photography and graphic communications classes are offered every semester, providing a strong foundation for a wide selection of second-year and advanced courses. These classes provide for continued study and the acquiring of important technical and cognitive skills for artistic advancement, the preparation for further academic study, or entry in job-related fields.