Art Department



  The Art Department of Clatsop Community College provides stimulating educational experiences in a range of artistic disciplines including graphic design, basic design, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics (including an offsite Anagama Kiln firing class), sculpture, art history, music appreciation and private guitar lessons. Classes are taught by practicing professional artists who are also dedicated, experienced instructors offering personalized instruction in a supportive atmosphere for students of all levels of experience. Our rigorous art program prepares successful students to achieve their educational goals, which may include: transfer to any four-year college, university, or art school; pursuit of a career in the arts; and/or development of skills for satisfying personal enrichment and life-long creative practice. Seeking to engage our students and the campus and wider community in inspiring educational opportunities beyond the classroom, the Art Department features exhibits of contemporary art, lectures, and workshops on a rotating basis in our campus Art Center Gallery, as well as organizes field trips and art-related activities sponsored by the art club.



        Drawing students working at the library.        Throwing on the wheel.

         Drawing students working at the library                             Throwing on the wheel          

        Unloading the kiln.Printmaking class show at Fitzgerald's.

         Unloading the kiln                           Printmaking class show at Fitzgerald's


        Plein air painting excursion on the riverwalk.Drawing student working with ink.

            Plein air painting excursion on the riverwalk.

                      Painting class final critique.

                       Painting Class Final Critique

                                 Photo By David Myers

        Astoria off campus dragon kiln.Plein air painting at the courtyard.

            Astoria off campus Dragon Kiln

        Painting student working outdoors.Making a bowl on the wheel.

        Modeling the head in sculpture class.Art student making a color study.

            Modeling the head in sculpture class

           Making a bowl on the wheel.A selection of pottery.                                                         



David Homer

Photography Instructor                        

Art Center Room 105                                                                                         


Richard Rowland

3-D Art Instructor                  

Art Center Room 102


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Royal Nebeker

Printmaking and Watercolor Instructor


Kristin Shauck

2-D Art Instructor

Art Center Room 102


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Lucien Swerdloff

Computer Science/CAD Instructor

Merts Campus


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John Buehler

Music Appreciation

Towler Hall


Dave Drury

Private Guitar Lessons

Art Room 104

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Statement on Art Curricula Use of Human Figure Models

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June 2, 2013, 1:48 pm
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