Create your future. Shape your world.
Want to major in art? The Earlham College Art Department welcomes you! Guided by a dynamic and energetic faculty, the program recognizes the past by honoring craft traditions and looks forward by embracing contemporary forms – a place where fibers, ceramics and metals are offered alongside painting and photography. Our range of art history courses puts studio practice into social and historic context.
Earlham art major Marcela Pardo knows the power of art. She knows art can be aesthetically pleasant, art can cause people to feel, and perhaps more importantly, art can cause people to think differently.
If a regular picture is worth a thousand words, then what is a mural visible from a 14-lane highway in New York City worth? Just ask Katie Yamasaki '99 who recently finished just such a mural and was featured in the New York Times this past August.
Naysan McIlhargey '97 — owner of Miami Valley Pottery in Yellow Springs, Ohio — is one of many successful potters to emerge from Earlham’s art department. Earlham has played an important role in this tradition.
Painting and Drawing