Images of students working


Art Program

Our foundation level classes encourage strong design, conceptualization, and craftsmanship no matter the media. Our students come from all walks of life.

We offer Art History and Studio Art classes. Art History teaches visual literacy: a necessary tool to navigate our increasingly complex visual world. Studio Art teaches hands on, medium specific modes of visual expression. Our studio classes are:

The Art Program at Chemeketa also presents the work of regional and national artists in the Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery.

slideshow (a look at the Art Program through the work of our students)



Poetry is not the thing said, but the way of saying. Or perhaps more precisely, poetry is when the way of saying becomes the thing said.

— A. E. Houseman