Programs of Study

Art News!

Mixed media by Kathryn Vaughn

The Calhoun Fine Arts Gallery is located on the second floor of the Fine Arts building on the Decatur Campus. For more information, contact Kathryn Vaughn of the Fine Arts Department at (256) 306-2695.

The Calhoun Art Club is active and creative. Philanthropic projects have provided art supplies for servicemen in Afghanistan and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Decatur.

Pictured from Left to Right:Tony Khounmano (Club President), Angela Gale, Robyn Locke (SGA), Rebecca Martin and Casey Colman from Boys and Girls Club, Decatur.

For more information contact:

Kathryn Vaughn
Art Instructor
Calhoun Community College


The Program in Art at Calhoun Community College is a traditional art foundation program of accredited courses transferable to universities and art schools.

In this program, students can learn to draw, design, paint, make original relief and intaglio prints and create computer art in large, well-equipped studios with natural lighting.

A survey of Art History from cave painting to contemporary insider and outsider art promotes understanding of the backgrounds and styles of other artists and motivates the designing of new works of art. After the completion of all art courses and academic courses, a professional portfolio of the student's drawings, paintings, designs, original prints, or three-dimensional art is prepared with the guidance of a major faculty advisor to enhance employability as an artist, for scholarship applications, or to show at universities or galleries.

The creative atmosphere and friendly attention of the staff and students at Calhoun encourages a student's self expression in art.

This program is for those who plan to transfer to senior institutions and pursue a B.A. degree in art. Some courses are only offered once a year in the day program on the Decatur campus. Students should plan schedules with the advice of the art faculty. A formal review of a professional quality portfolio of the student's art work is required upon completion of the program of study.

Find out more!