Cindy Small visited Sweden last summer to teach fine
arts at Mid Sweden University in Sundsvall, Sweden.
River Community College's Art Program provides students with
a strong foundation in art. It gives them an
opportunity to explore many different media types
(photography, painting, drawing, graphic design, pottery)
and to gain faith in their creative processes. Students from
Green River have gone on to major in architecture, fine
arts, design, interior design, fashion design, animation,
film, Web design, gaming and more.
Cindy Small, who holds a
Masters in Fine Arts said, "Our instructors are very caring
and take time to help students build their confidence and
technical skills. For example, if you take figure drawing at
Green River you will get a lot more one-on-one attention
from the instructors. Whereas at a four-year
university, you will be one of many competing in a large
Green River Art students have
gone on to top universities around the U.S. For example,
Meng Cai of China was just recently accepted into the
landscape architecture program at the University of
Washington. He took three levels of drawing at Green
Telan Thotsawat of Thailand
just graduated from Pratt Institute in New York City and
received a two-year work visa to work as an artist/designer
for a major manufacturing firm.
Do you remember
Rosanna Wang? She started out as an IESL student
in September 2003 and will be graduating from The Art
Institute of Chicago this June. She still keeps in touch
with her instructors at Green River because they made a huge
impact on her.
There are many more examples.
The point is Green River is a great place to gain a
foundation in art and to build confidence as an artist. You
can take that anywhere.
Learn more about
Green River's Art Program.