Class of 2021 Art & Design Graduate Capstones

The class of 2021 has worked hard on their final projects! This year, select student work is displayed in the Anderson University Center Gallery. Students and staff on campus are invited to view the work next time they’re in the building. Unfortunately  friends and family…

How To Make Your Scholarship Application Into a Work of Art

We’re in a brave new world of all-online scholarship application and adjudication process. Students entering PLU in fall 2021 as a first-year or transfer student with an interest in any of our varied Art & Design concentrations can still apply for an Artistic Achievement Award.…

Socially Distant Ceramics Class

Over the summer, professors and staff prepared for the unfortunate reality that many parts of classes would need to be conducted remotely. Kits were prepped and picked up by local students and mailed to those further afield. Thankfully, our sculpture studio has a high level…

#BetweenArtAndQuarantine Challenge

Earlier this spring, the Getty Museum issued a fun and interesting challenge on social media: recreate a famous artwork using only readily available household items. This idea was inspired by the Dutch Instagram account Between Art and Quarantine . Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook were flooded…

“Practicing Courage” by Margaret Matthews

Margaret Matthews is a junior at Pacific Lutheran University who lived in Virginia and Oregon before moving to Tacoma for college. She will graduate in 2021 with a BFA with a concentration in Sculpture. She is already putting her talents to use with a class…

How Museums Make Meaning: Study Away J-term 2020

Museums collect and interpret objects, and the stories they tell with their collections articulate cultural identity and values. Based in the historic university city of Oxford, this J-term 2020 class will explore how museums make meaning. Students will study numerous examples of contemporary museum theory…