Students painting

Department of Art

Mission Statement

FINE ART
The Fine Art program at OSU, Lima is a new, strong and growing department.

At OSU Lima we do not offer a major in Fine Art. We offer a solid, practical foundation in:  beginning drawing, intermediate drawing, beginning figure drawing, two dimensional design and beginning painting. With new courses being offered yearly it may soon be possible to work toward an art minor.

Fine Art majors may finish their BFA degree in Columbus, at The Ohio State Universities Department of Art or transfer to other institutions. It is very possible after one year of study at OSU, Lima to build a portfolio that is ready for submission to any art school, college or university in the country. In addition to building a portfolio for intended art majors, the program also serves as an interdisciplinary area for students from all departments interested in an introduction to art via basic visual studies.

Class trips to galleries and museums in Toledo, Columbus and Chicago round out the visual art experience at OSU, Lima.

The programs courses serve as an introduction to visual expression aimed at revealing the fundamental concepts underlying all the visual arts. In these classes the students explore seeing and invention, develop skills and work with the vocabulary and methodology of visual thinking.