The School of Art faculty is dedicated to the success of students both in and out of the classroom. The resources in this section are here to help students navigate the academic and social aspects of their education, and develop an education plan for them to execute.
The Power is in Your Hands
You have an unique set of abilities and interests, now is the time to develop those skills and embrace college academic independence.
At the college level you will be expected to motivate yourself to attend class, complete projects and go beyond what is required. Developing reliable self-motivation sets you up for success and professional growth.
Think of everything you study as helping you to become a successful artist, art historian or art educator.
Train your eye — and practice, practice, practice
Developing the eye is a lifetime job.
How do you develop your practice?
_Use your sketchbook to capture things that interest you
_Set aside time, practice time management skills
_Develop new perspectives, look past first impressions or objects
_Receive and deliver critical feedback
The Northwest Arkansas area is home to many different arts organizations and events, and the arts programming in the region is plentiful.
Being immersed in the Northwest Arkansas art community is imporant to our mission as a school.
Arts in the Region Include:
_Anne Kittrell Gallery
_Fayetteville First Thursday Art Walk
Develop Speaking and Writing Skills
Although artists have their primary focus on visual communication, being able to speak and write articulately is vitally important.
When will you use these skills?
_Negotiation and promotion