Arts at Pellissippi State
Pellissippi, our primary focus is to enable our students to develop
their individual creative intelligence through the practice of the
visual arts disciplines. Through constant exposure to critical visual
thinking, we instill in our students a strong sense of aesthetics.
focus is the teaching of Fine Arts in a studio setting under the guidance
of practicing professional artists. Pellissippi offers a comprehensive
range of studio courses in painting, drawing, design, printmaking,
ceramics, and sculpture. Cross-disciplinary study is also encouraged
for those students wishing to pursue this avenue of visual expression.
In recognition of student's other academic obligations, open studio
time is readily available to provide additional opportunities to continue
work outside of class.
planning to transfer and complete a four-year degree in visual art
will find numerous courses that fulfill the majority of freshman and
sophomore fine arts requirements for the B.A. or B.F.A. degree. Art
history survey courses customarily required of all art majors are
also offered each semester. Throughout the year, students participage
in exhibitions, work with guest artists, and attend relevant lectures
and regional exhibitions. Additionally, students are provided opportunities
to meet with representatives of four-year colleges and art institutes.
visual art faculty are accomplished practicing professionals in
their respective fields with distinguished exhibition records. They
are accessible to students to assist in making appropriate decisions
about future educational goals and careers in the visual arts, creating
portfolios, one-on-one critiques, and general guidance.