The Art Department at Bellevue College offers a strong foundation program in the art basics, including courses in two- and three-dimensional design, drawing and art history. This foundation serves students well as they transfer to four-year colleges or professional art schools and also forms the basis of the Interior Design degree. Photography is another strong component of the Art Department, with its full-time instructor and well-equipped photo lab for hands-on learning with both black-and-white and color. Classes in architecture, painting and ceramics round out the department’s offerings for both personal enrichment and transfer students

Purpose Statement: The Art Department serves the students and the community by advancing awareness, understanding and technical skills in the visual language of art and design.

Special Mention to Justen Siyuan Waterhouse

Date posted: June 8, 2015
MeltInstallShot_Justen

Former Bellevue College Art student, Justen Siyuan Waterhouse, recently graduated from the UW with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting/Drawing and just exhibited in the BFA Painting/Drawing Exhibit at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the U.  Featured (LEFT) is one of Justen’s pieces of work. Click on the above title to see her other …more about Special Mention to Justen Siyuan Waterhouse


Special Mention to Jessi Bi

Date posted: June 8, 2015
Art work by Jessi Bi. Processing Installation and Color study wood panels

Former Bellevue College Art Student, Jessi Bi, recently graduated from the UW with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting/Drawing and just exhibited in the BFA Painting/Drawing Exhibit at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the U.  Featured (LEFT) is her work. Click on the above title to see Jessi’s work in a larger scale.    


Special Mention to Chad White’s student, Nari Emerson!

Date posted: March 10, 2015
Nari Emerson

Emerson was selected as a  finalist in the Annual College High School Photography Contest, sponsored by Nikon, USA .  Her photo (Pictured at left) will be printed in the BEST of COLLEGE & HIGH SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY 2015.