Roll up your sleeves and set up your easel. Nurture your passion for creating art with studio classes that refine your techniques in painting, ceramics, sculpture, and more. Then take a trip back through the history of art, where you learn about world events that affected cultures and artists and evolved art over time.  Before you know it, you’ll be ready to launch your path to an exciting art-inspired career.

What’s Different at SPSCC?

Sky’s the limit. Enjoy classes in well-equipped studios with almost anything you need to create your work.

You’re the star. Build your portfolio with opportunities to display your work around campus, in exhibitions at the art gallery, and in the community.

Your teachers are stars, too. Learn from art faculty who are also working artists earning regional and national recognition and exhibition opportunities for their work.

Get money for supplies. If you need help buying supplies, you can get funds through the SPSCC Foundation.

Continue your studies abroad. After earning your associate degree at SPSCC, you can continue to study art abroad and earn your bachelor’s degree through one of our exciting international transfer programs. Soak in new experiences, broaden your horizons, and finish your 4-year degree abroad.

Careers in Art

Check out Career Coach to discover careers related to your interests in this subject. Learn more about what you'll do in the industry, how much you can earn, and view job postings in and around Thurston County.

Pandemic Programming

In the time of Covid-19 we should stay home and stay safe. To foster community, connection and creativity among students, staff, faculty and our regional community, SPSCC Art is hosting web-based Creative “Somethings”. This series takes place most first and third Thursdays at 6 PM and features South Sound Creatives sharing “something”.
The sessions are recorded and lightly edited to put up on YouTube to continue being a resource for our students (and everyone else!).

You can attend via our Zoom account

Past "Somethings" can be viewed on our YouTube channel

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