Art and Design

Express your vision.

From paintings and jewelry, to websites and book covers, art communicates human desires, values, and ideas about beauty.

Mitch Messina

Why I Teach by Mitch Messina

"Every day, I hope to be instrumental in helping at least one student find their right pathway." — Mitch Messina, professor in the art department.

Arranging Creative Spaces

9 tips from visual communication design student Jess Santilli '16 on arranging your creative space »

Opportunities outside the classroom

The Words Behind the Work

    Works by Nazareth faculty and student artists at the Franco-American Institute in Rennes, France
    Julia Madore, Nazareth College

    Meet the Interns: Julia Madore

    Julia Madore '17, art history, spent a summer interning with the Fenimore Art Museum. Watch video »

    Student Work | CeramicsDrawingGraphic DesignIllustrationJewelry and MetalsmithPaintingPhotographyPrintmakingSculpture

    Study Abroad

    Study for a semester or year abroad in Rennes, Florence, or another one of the study abroad programs through the Center for International Education.

    Professional Development

      Graphic design students partner with Blackfriars Theatre to design posters for the 2015-16 season.
      Kate Sonnick, an award-winning creative communication professional, reviews student portfolios.
      Renowned type designer Kris Holmes conducts a calligraphy workshop for art and design students.
      Andrea Durfee on cover of Post magazine

      Alum Andrea Durfee

      Andrea Durfee, featured on the cover of Post magazine, worked as a licensed art therapist and then co-founded an artisan invitation and stationery company. The watercolor artist, printmaker, and illustrator majored in studio art/printmaking and earned a master's in creative arts therapy at Nazareth in 2011.

      Sam Nolte-Yupari

      Faculty Spotlight: Samantha Nolte-Yupari

      "When I teach students to become art teachers, I combine the visual and the verbal to help them build connections. We look at how art-making and teaching overlap and how what they know about each one holds true in the other. We regularly reflect, problem-solve, and adapt, which are necessary to teach well." Read more »

      Amelia Hugill-Fontanel

      Alumni spotlight: Amelia Hugill-Fontanel '97

      “The time I spent at Nazareth as a student was and is invaluable. Not only did I meet lifelong colleagues and become part of an ongoing community, I also became aware of the possibilities of pursuing my passion.” — Amelia Hugill-Fontanel '97, associate curator at RIT's Cary Graphic Arts Collection. Read more »

      Campus Galleries

      Nazareth has two gallery spaces on campus that host shows curated by the art department faculty. Learn more about the Arts Center Gallery and the Colacino Art Gallery »




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