Create your future. Shape your world.
If art is your life's passion, Earlham’s art program has plentiful opportunities waiting for you.
Students learn contemporary craft media (ceramics, metalsmithing, weaving) and traditional media (drawing, painting, photography) from an experienced staff of artists who, in addition to teaching, create and exhibit their own art. Students are encouraged to use the many available resources, including multiple kilns, studios, a darkroom, and an on-campus exhibition space.
Majors can take advantage of off-campus opportunities like the New York Arts Program, apprenticeships or internships, or one of Earlham's international programs in Asia, Europe and New Zealand.
Whether it's continuing your art education or beginning your career in curatorial practices, art history or another focus, there are many options after graduation.
"For the last 15 years I have been doing diversity, anti-discrimination and intercultural training and consulting. My clients are global, and I have worked on projects in more than 30 countries" says Melissa Lamson '91 .
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.
Maya Wright ’04 has a job that she loves, and is also succeeding as a graduate student. Wright, who studied art history at Earlham, landed a position at the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art in Denver not long after graduation.