The Department of Art provides an educational environment that encourages:

  • intellectual development
  • visual literacy
  • artistic production

We foster the development of graduates who are active citizens and advocates for the arts.



UWL offers Art Adventure Camp June 10–11 for kids entering grades 4–8

UW-La Crosse Continuing Education and Extension is offering a hands-on camp for that budding artist in your life. UWL’s Art Adventure Camp, for kids entering grades 4-8, offers four different half-day sessions — each focusing on a specific medium: clay, drawing, painting and printmaking. Participants are invited to register for two full days or individual sessions — allowing flexibility to choose a schedule. The cost is $30 for each session.

Artists will learn, explore and create in the university’s art education studio. They will be exposed to an array of artistic practices and media techniques while developing their studio practices and art authorship. All art materials for the sessions will be provided. Choose from:

  • Clay Building Boot Camp
  • Drawing Studio
  • Perspectives in Painting
  • Marvelous Monoprinting

 Each session includes instruction, supplies, equipment and studio time.

Monday, June 10

8:15 a.m.                               Session 1: Check-in

8:30–11:30 a.m.                    Session 1: Clay Building Boot Camp

11:30–11:40 a.m.                  Pick up for students not participating in Session 2

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.          Lunch for students participating in Session 2

Bring a sack lunch and water bottle

12:15 p.m.                             Session 2: Check-in

12:30–3:30 p.m.                    Session 2: Drawing Studio

3:30–3:45 p.m.                      Pick up

Tuesday, June 11

8:15 a.m.                               Session 3: Check-in

8:30–11:30 a.m.                    Session 3: Perspectives in Painting

11:30–11:40 a.m.                  Pick up for students not participating in Session 4

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.          Lunch for students participating in Session 4

Bring a sack lunch and water bottle

12:15 p.m.                              Session 4: Check-in

12:30–3:30 p.m.                    Session 4: Marvelous Monoprinting

3:30–3:45 p.m.                      Pick up

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ART 102 - Art Appreciation (Cr.2 - Internet)

Section 3 - 2nd Session (6/24-7/12/19) J. Elgin

Section 4 - 3rd Session (7/22-8/9/19) B. Nichols

Discovering the visual world. An introduction to the visual arts of applied arts, architecture, craft arts, film/video arts, painting/drawing, printing/ graphic arts, and sculpture. The student will learn to use analysis and evaluation to explore the meaning of art.

ART 172 - Photography Survey (Cr.3 - Internet)

Sections 1 & 2 - 2nd Session (6/24-7/19/19) K. Hawkes

Section 3 - 3rd Session (7/22 8/9/19) L. Levinson

This course is a thematic examination of photography as a contemporary art form. Through lectures, films, hands on assignments and discussions, students will learn important conceptual and visual trends employed in art photography. Topics covered will include: 19th and 20th century influences, multi-cultural interpretation of genres, issues of identity and the influence of digital technology on photography. Students will also learn about individual and collective cultural models utilized to form the complex visual language of photographs.

ART 301 - World Art (Cr.3 - Internet)

Section 1 - 2nd Session (6/24-7/19/19) J. Elgin

This course will be an in-depth examination of art forms in various historical, social, and religious contexts of Africa, South and South East Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas. Students will explore issues, approaches and controversies in cross cultural civilizations through art as a primary source of understanding. They will experience how, through art, the values and ideas of many cultures have evolved and new patterns of globalization have shaped the modern world. Prerequisite: junior standing.

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