Your creativity will flow and expand when you take NPC studio art classes in drawing, painting, watercolor, printmaking, 2D Art, 3D Art and colored pencil, offered at the Holbrook, Show Low and Winslow campuses. Ceramics and digital photography classes are also offered at the Show Low campus.
Using technology-connected classrooms, lecture art classes are offered in Art History, Native American Art, Basic Design and Understanding Art at all NPC locations.
The Talon Gallery, located in the Aspen Center on the Show Low campus, features exhibits throughout the year of regional, national, NPC student and local high school artwork.
- Metal Art: The NPC Welding Department in Show Low offers two innovative metal art classes that include armor and weaponry fabrication and bronze casting. These classes focus on developing aesthetic and technical skills in basic blacksmith forging, scrollwork, bending, and forming of sheet metal. Students learn to work with brass, copper, steel and iron to produce functional objects. For more information contact Howard Noble at (928) 242-1231 or email him. See class location. | Read a story about Howard Noble and his armour in our Career Focus magazine.
- University Transfer: Students interested in earning a bachelor's degree in the area of art should complete the NPC Associate of Arts degree before transferring. See program requirements/classes box to right for course list.
- Noncredit: NPC also offers personal interest courses like clay art, scrapbooking, stained glass, quilting, weaving, jewelry, knife-making and more through our Community Learning program.
- For more information, please contact an NPC Academic Adviser. Also see the current NPC College Catalog and class schedule.
Read about a successful NPC art graduate who works as a ceramic artist.
Labs and Classrooms
General education art courses are offered using technology-connected classrooms, making them available at all nine NPC locations.
Studio art classes are offered at the Holbrook, Show Low and Winslow campus locations, with ceramics, metal art and digital photography limited to the Show Low campus.
Craft and fine artists held more than 50,300 jobs in 2018. About 55% were self-employed.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for craft and fine artists at $48,760 for May 2019.https://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/craft-and-fine-artists.htm#tab-5"
NPC's Art History, Understanding Art and Native American Art courses fulfill the Arts and Humanities Discipline Studies requirements for all university transfer and direct-to-work Associate of Applied Science degrees.
Some of NPC's Art studio courses transfer to the state's three public universities. Check with an NPC academic adviser or AZTransfer.com, the online Course Equivalency Guide to see which NPC courses are accepted for transfer credit. Always work with an academic adviser at the college or university you plan to attend to ensure courses you complete at NPC will transfer.