Even though it may only deal with two dimensions, there's definitely more depth to the study and practice of drawing and painting at Widener.
The College of Arts & Sciences offers instruction to students of all proficiency levels in several Art Studio courses. In addition to basic and advanced classes in the making of pictures, students can also take a course on two-dimensional design and an advanced studio that incorporates mixed media.
Widener students also take advantage of the rich cultural landscape within an hour's drive of campus. The cities of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del., present numerous opportunities for cultural enrichment through institutions like:
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
- Rodin Museum
- Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
- Woodmere Art Museum
- The Barnes Foundation
- Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
- Delaware Art Museum
On occasion, student work is displayed at Widener's own Art Gallery, home of the collection of Chester industrialist Alfred O. Deshong.