Cannon College of Arts and Sciences
Kappa Pi Art Fraternity

Art Overview
When exploring Art at Wingate University, your options are endless. You will have the opportunity to choose from a diverse selection of courses that will immerse you in the study, history and production of art in preparation for an exciting and fulfilling career and a life enhanced by visual and global culture.

Students will benefit from a rich curriculum including field trips and research assignments, internship opportunities, portfolio seminars and a formal Senior Exhibit. A full schedule of professional artists, gallery exhibitions and guest speakers supplement the learning experience.

Art programs include foundation, intermediate and advanced studio courses in two-and three-dimensional art production. Studio courses offer training in observation, technical skills and personal idea expression through artistic form and imagery. Art history courses and studio training provide students with an awareness and appreciation of cultural periods and artistic achievement.

Each year, graduating seniors prepare a formal Senior Exhibit. For this experience, students work closely with one art faculty member while preparing individualized projects. Students promote their own exhibits, creating announcements, posters and invitations to publicize the opening of their gallery event.
  • Graphic Arts
  • Fine Arts: 2-Dimensional Media
  • Fine Arts: 3-Dimensional Media

Our Galleries
  • Helms Gallery (guest artists, faculty exhibits, senior exhibits)
  • Griffin Gallery with NC Masters collection

Image Galleries

Field Trips
  •  New York
  •  Washington, D.C.
  •  Seagrove Pottery
  •  Penland
  •  Mint Museum
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Louise Napier, Professor of Art & Department Chair

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Classes of Interest
2 or 3-Dimensional Studio Art
Art Education
Art History
Drawing & Painting
Graphic Art

Catalog Description & Information
Clubs & Organizations
Kappa Pi Art Fraternity
Internships & Workshops
Molly Coleman, Penland School of Crafts
Shakeeka Watts, Old Mill Gallery
Brittany Newton, Art Director for Union Diversified Industries
Megan Hodge, internship with the Department of Marketing and Communications at Wingate University
Research Projects
Fluid Dynamics and High Speed Photography
Glimpses of God in Nature
Post Consumer Couture Abstract
The Prevention of Cultural Degradation
Career Opportunities
An art degree provides possibilities in:
Museum & gallery work
Art foundations
Conservation & preservation
Film & television
Art education
Visual resources
Retail (galleries, art supplies, framing business)
Fashion design

Our Graduates
John Williams, teacher and artist involved in architectural preservation
Edward Walker, independent fashion design business, Edward Walker Designs (former decorator on “Trading Spaces” on TLC)
Jennifer Justice Rankin, Education Coordinator, The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences
Eric Billinger, Senior Display Manager, Barneys New York (link story)
Kristen Lanier Baucom, art teacher, South Stanly High School
Lauren Kimrey, art teacher, Albemarle High School
Thad Lawrence, art/photo teacher, Hillside High School; owner, 2&3 Photography
Blake Prim. art teacher, Highland Park Elementary School, Roanoke, VA
Susan Helms, art teacher, Piedmont High School, recently awarded Special Needs Art Educator of the Year award on national level
Molly Coleman, M.F.A. in Printmaking, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta