Welcome to the Department of Art & Art History
As the oldest and finest art program in the southeast, Auburn's Department of Art & Art History is a vibrant community of accomplished artists, esteemed art historians, and talented students. We offer comprehensive programs in studio art and art history that prepare students for careers in the visual arts and other cultural and creative fields. Our fourteen full time faculty members work closely with students and guide them in developing individual research interests and artistic approaches.
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The Department of Art & Art History welcomes Lauren Woods to its faculty
This fall, The Department of Art & Art History welcomed Lauren Woods as a new addition to its studio faculty. Assistant Professor Woods received an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2010 and a BA in Studio Art from Spring Hill College in 2006. This year she is teaching all sections of Figure Drawing at Auburn. Her teaching and creative research is grounded in utilizing classical drawing and painting techniques as a framework for students to realize their own visual language and contemporary processes for making art. Taking a kinesthetic approach to drawing the figure, her instruction focuses on capturing the gesture and spirit of a live model. Through drawing exercises and discussions, students gain an understanding for how the human figure is a vehicle for artistic meaning in both historical and contemporary contexts. Woods' instruction also emphasizes...Read more about Lauren Woods More Art Department News