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Welcome to the Art Department!

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Art Department provides a quality arts education and assists students in achieving their artistic and career goals.

In addition to offering an Associate of Fine Arts degree, the Art Department also provides an opportunity to explore a variety of arts media. We contribute to the liberal arts education of all students by offering introductory studio courses in drawing, ceramics, glass, digital media, painting, photography, and sculpture, as well as art history and art appreciation.

We prepare individuals to build their portfolios or transfer to a Bachelor of Fine Arts program at a 4-year college or university.

Academic Options

An Associates in Fine Arts degree (AFA) allows students in the arts to transfer to a four-year college or university and prepares them for a career in the arts.  Upon completion of an AFA, students have the option to pursue a wide variety of majors. Areas of study include: studio arts (including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and sculpture), arts administration, art education, curatorial studies, art history, and art therapy.

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Art Department Events   Art Department News

Local Sound Local Art events:

ARCC Glass Department Inaugural Glass Pumpkin Fundraiser Event - October 25th, 9am - 1pm, outdoors behind the Visual Arts Center

Visual arts - Design Panel Discussion: Paulette Meyers-Rich (Traffic Street Press), Brenda Johnson (Brenda Johnson Design and Photography), and David Spencer (Ogi) - Monday, October 6, 2:00pm VA 103
Ceramics - Visiting Artist: Anthony Schaller - Monday, October 13, 9:30am - 3:00pm VA221

Photography - Visiting Artist: Luke Erickson (FEP) - Tuesday, November 25, 1:00pm VA 103





College Art Faculty Receives $10,000 Arts Grant
Franconia Sculpture Park Celebration - Saturday, September 20, 10:00am - 9:00pm
Art Department Professor Rachel Breen's 'The Heirloom Project' - walking tour of the murals Sunday, September 21, 2:00pm
Former CLA Leslie Barlow's exhibition 'Distance and Dreams' at Gallery 427 - opening reception Saturday, September 27, 7:00 - 10:00pm
Current CLA Jes Shimek included in the Photography Biennial at Concordia University in St. Paul - closing reception Saturday, October 4, 1:00 - 5:00pm
Current CLA Jes Shimek included in 'The View From Here' Minnesota Center for the Book Arts Artist Co-op exhibition at the Phipps Center for the Arts - opening reception Friday, October 10, 6:30 - 8:30pm











Full Time Faculty 

Rachel Breen    email

Mark Lambert    email
Marko Marian    email

Anthony Marchetti     email

Laura Migliorino    email

Rick Schneider   email

Part Time Faculty
Margaret Bussey    email

Greg Dickerson    email

Aaron Dysart    email

Nikki Vahle-Schneider  email

Lab Assistants

Jessica Shimek    email

Erick Wiger    email