SCC provides a dynamic learning experience in the visual arts in order to prepare students for careers in graphic design or transfer to four-year institutions to major in fine arts.

St. Charles Community College art exhibitions, whether they are student, faculty or invitational, are full of diverse and fascinating media.

From ceramics to charcoal, plaster to pixel, wire to web design – our classes offer an extensive palette on which students can explore.

Art Exhibitions

Art Classes

(all classes may not be offered every semester)

  • Art Appreciation
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Ceramics
  • Art History
  • Design
  • Figure Drawing
  • Photography
    • Black & White Photography
    • Digital Photography
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Jewelry
  • Fibers
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Color Theory
  • Graphic Design

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Success Story

Kristi Clarke

Kristi Clarke

“I knew if I was going to even consider college it would have to be close to home and affordable, since I would be paying for it on my own.”   Full Story

Jesse Kuhn

Jesse Kuhn
Graphic Design

“My drawing class at SCC reignited my creative bone from my high school days. It was the gateway to my career in art.”   Full Story

Office Coordinator

Karen Murray

Office Info

Office Hours

8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Office Location

Visual Arts Building

Office Phone Number




Jordan Mogerman – Associate Professor

Alison Ouellette-Kirby – Professor

Kathleen Sanker – Professor

Brian Smith – Professor

Featured Courses

ART 1300 3-D Design

Introduction to the basic study, use, and control of the art elements and principles that govern three-dimensional design and structure through assigned problems using readings, discussion and exercises designed to employ of a variety of concepts, materials and tools specific to the construction of three-dimensional art making.

ART 1405 Drawing II

Continuation of ART 1400 (110) reassessing methods and analysis with emphasis on color theory and use of wet and dry media.

ART 2220 History of Photography

Exploration of photography, its historical development, an examination of it as an art medium, and its influence on the development of modern art and contemporary culture.

ART 2300 Drawing III

Continuation of Drawing II. Emphasis on variety of drawing materials and subject matter as well as development of individual expression.

ART 2310 Figure Drawing I

Introduction to human-figure drawing through traditional and contemporary methods. Emphasis on analysis of space and form as well as human anatomy.

ART 2800 Black & White Photography I

Introduction to basics and principles of black and white photography. Includes mechanical and visual aspects and darkroom skills for developing and printing black and white film. Requires manual single-lens reflex camera. Cost of course supplies may exceed $200.

ART 2810 Digital Photography I

Basic processes and procedures of creating imagery through the use of new technology and other devices.  Explores digital tools and processes as a means for photographic input, output and basic image manipulation.  Fundamental computer skills are required.  Mac platform preferred.  Students will be responsible for their own 8-10 megapixel adjustable digital camera minimum as well as other supplies.  DSLR cameras with RAW capabilities are preferred.  Cost of course supplies may exceed $200.

ART 2820 Black & White Photography II

Approach to photography primarily from creative visual aspect, emphasis is placed on concept development.  Increases photographer's awareness of and sensitivity to visual aspects such as composition while refining mechanical skills such as exposure, developing and darkroom skills while using black & white media.  Requires manual single-lens reflex camera.  Cost of course supplies may exceed $200.

ART 2830 Digital Photography II

Intermediate exploration of the aesthetics and techniques of digital photography including a further investigation of the constructed image, color management, asset management and output methods.  Students will produce one or more portfolios of digital images.  Students will be responsible for their own 8-10 megapixel adjustable digital camera minimum as well as other supplies.  DSLR cameras with RAW capabilities are preferred.  Cost of course supplies may exceed $200.

ART 2870 Event Photography

Students learn to use their technical expertise, creativity and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event. Photographic techniques and location considerations are discussed as well as the business practices essential to be successful in the profession. Cost of course supplies may exceed $200.

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