Art Department

Art Department

Updating the Art Building
The remodeled Art Center opened fall 2010. The renovations bring new heating and air conditioning, a large art history lecture hall, a modern stairwell, updated classrooms and bathrooms and a larger gallery space.

About Our Program
The Napa Valley College Art program offers a comprehensive range of courses designed for both transfer/degree and lifelong learning students. Our studio art, art history and digital art courses help students develop practical and conceptual skills while honing their ability to think critically, creatively, and independently.

Students can pursue an AA degree or certificate in art or prepare for transfer to a college, university or art school.

Once dormitories for the Napa State Hospital farm, the Art Center houses Studio Art, Photography and Art History. The new Ceramics building opened summer, 2009. Digital Art classes are taught in the Mac Lab near the Art Center.

For more information contact art department coordinator Amanda Badgett

Amanda Badgett    art history

Colin Blackshear    digital art

Bruce Brown    digital art, photography

Rhue Bruggeman    ceramics

John Dotta photography

Aida Gamez     drawing, painting

Carla Golder     digital art

Fain Hancock    drawing, painting, design

Clay Newton    digital art

Erik Shearer     drawing, painting, printmaking

Gary Stutler     drawing, painting

Lois Tselentis    ceramics

Allison Watkins    digital art, photography

Nancy Willis     drawing, painting, printmaking