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Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s top graduate programs in the visual arts, the School of Art provides endless opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students delving into studio art, art history and art education. Students are supported and challenged by a world-class faculty, who stimulate individual and collaborative creativity in the classroom, studio and gallery spaces. An accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the School of Art lies in the heart of the vibrant Northeast Ohio arts community and also offers travel-study to New York, Chicago, Florence and Beijing. All studios and classrooms are located in the new Center for the Visual Arts.

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Flameworking glass, student works on a glass flower

School of Art Interactive Workshops

Spring to KSU for the Arts: School of Art Interactive Workshops
Wednesday, April 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Open to all high school students interested in the School of Art at Kent State University.

Join us in the School of Art for an evening of art and demonstrations! You’ll choose two areas within the School of Art to visit for an interactive demonstration. Studio visit choices include Art Education, Art History, Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, Drawing, Painting, Print Media and Photography, Sculpture and Expanded Media, and Textiles.

Kent Blossom Art Intensives

Kent Blossom Art Intensives 2019

Applications for Kent Blossom Art Intensives 2019 are now open!  Open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as individual artists. This year we are offering two-week intensives in painting, ceramics, glass, print media, sculpture and expanded media, jewelry/metals/enameling, and textiles.  Deadline to apply is April 30.

Photo of Michelle Grabner

Michelle Grabner Artist Talk

Visiting artist and Stratosphere juror, Michelle Grabner will be giving an artist talk titled "The Work I Do" on Friday, April 19 from 12-1 p.m. in room 165 at Kent State's Center for the Visual Arts (325 Terrace Drive).  During this talk, sponsored by Kent State University's College of the Arts, she will be discussing her artwork as well as her curatorial practice.  Many in the area may recognize her as the inaugural artistic director for the FRONT International Triennial in 2018.  

Juliann Dorff in the classroom

Juliann Dorff Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from NAEA

The National Art Education Association has named Juliann Dorff, Senior Lecturer in Art Education at Kent State University, the recipient of the 2019 NAEA, The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), VSA Beverly Levett Gerber Special Needs Lifetime Achievement. This award recognizes an NAEA/SNAE member whose exemplary lifetime career has made a unique and lasting impact on art education’s important role in the lives of people with special needs.