Visual Arts

Visual Arts Department student and professor Mary Prevo at Hampden-Sydney College

2012 Events

Experiencing ArchitectureExperiencing Architecture
November 12, 4:30 PM
Parents and Friends Lounge
Stuart Kessler is a practicing architect in New York and Charlottesville and founder and CEO of Nordic Group of Companies, a real estate development group
presented by the H-SC Architectural Society and the Fine Arts Department



Art:21 Season One Screenings 2012

Art: 21, Art in the Twenty-first Century
Season One Screenings
Mondays, September 24, October 1,8,15,29
7:30 PM, Winston Hall
Hosted by Mary Prevo, Art Historian, Hampden-Sydney College
FREE Admission


Past Events (event archive)

Studio Art

Student Art shows

Taught with an eye to developing an appreciation for the fine arts as well as to developing individual skills, studio courses include beginning and intermediate drawing, color and 2D design, portraiture, direct and indirect painting, and beginning and intermediate photography. Advanced students may set up special courses. Student publications, especially the yearbook, newspaper, and literary magazine, welcome creative energy. In addition, the College's Publications Office, which produces the alumni magazine, admissions recruiting materials, and publicity for campus events, actively encourages student talent and provides informal instruction in production and design, with particular emphasis on advertising. On-campus exhibitions feature both student and professional work.

 Photos: Posters Student Art Shows held on campus each spring.

 Art History

Classes in art history buttress the Fine Arts, as well as Classics, Religon, and History programs.  You may enroll in survey courses that cover prehistoric Europe to the present.  These are followed by courses in ancient, medieval, and 19th and 20th century art and architecture. The upper-level, special topics course, American Domestic Architecture, uses the College campus, which is a National Historic Preservation Zone, as a laboratory so that you are encouraged to apply to the world around you what you learn from course research and classroom discussion. Each semester all art history classes go to the Viriginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. 


American Domestic Architecture class visits Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.The Architectural Society of Hampden-Sydney College is for students and community members who are interested in architecture, architectural history, land use, and building trades. Some events from the 2010/2011 academic year included tours of buildings on campus. For more about preparing to study architecture after HSC, see Tiger Track for Architecture.





American Domestic Architecture class visits Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.