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GlowForge GlowForge GlowForge!!!

It's HERE!!! Our new laser cutter/etcher has arrived!.  It was installed last semester and test runs have it up and running.   The GlowForge is part of our new technologies initiative and won't be the last of the amazing new tools that the Ferrum Art Department is bringing to our students. Even more information is available [...]

January 2nd, 2018|Art Department, Community, Ferrum College News|

Empty Bowls 2017

  We would like to give a huge thank you to everyone who came out on Sunday March 12th for the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. This year we has a record 683 bowls!! That doesn't even include all of the scarves, hats, mugs, dishes and other artwork supplied for the silent auction! It is wonderfully [...]

January 13th, 2017|Art Department, Community, Ferrum College News, Ferrum Website News|

SureColor P9000 printer!

  Late last semester we received a new 44-inch SureColor P9000 printer! This large format printer will allow students to print photo quality images, high res. digital designs and even low quality poster prints. Printing is reserved for approved users and projects. Appointments can be made by emailing or contact Prof. Jacob Smith for more info. [...]

December 1st, 2016|Art Department, Community, Ferrum College News|

Mac Lab Updates!

If you haven't been by the Vaughn Mac Lab this yeah you might not know that we have updated our lab with all new top of the line iMacs.  These computers are just a small part of the revitalization of the art department and evidence in our continuing service to our students!!!  These computers are super fast [...]

November 30th, 2016|Art Department, Community, Ferrum College News|


Each summer, students from Aoyama Gakuin University in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, come to Ferrum College for a two-week cultural immersion program. Aoyama Gakuin is a sister Methodist University with which the College has an exchange agreement that allows students to study on each school’s campus.  The students, are guided by English instructor Beth Dantonio, and engage [...]

November 18th, 2016|Art Department, Community, Ferrum College News|

Rising Puzzle

RISING PUZZLE, A SCULPTURE BY JACOB SMITH As part of the city of Roanoke’s “AIR, art in Roanoke” series. Jacob Smith has a sculpture on exhibit in Elmwood Park in Roanoke VA until November of 2016. Designed to mimic the lifting force of wind, it fits into the larger theme of a city in [...]

November 17th, 2016|Art Department, Community, Ferrum College News|


Jacob is Art Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Art at Ferrum College, where he teaches a variety of courses.   He previously taught art courses at Virginia Western Community College, The George Washington University and The Guy Mason Center in Washington DC. In addition to his experience teaching children, adults, and seniors, Jacob [...]

November 17th, 2016|Community, Ferrum College News|


"The subjects of Toobz’ work seems to be at once perfect in their imperfection. In this reality, his soft treatment of these features contributes a beauty of what may in a different light seem deformed." Full article at: Contact the artist at: See more work at:

November 17th, 2016|Community, Ferrum College News|

New Cameras and Equipment

As part of our ongoing technology updates, we recently acquired a complete class set of Canon t3i DSLR digital cameras for our photography and video courses.  We will be sharing these with the Media and Communication program as well as the Theater program when they are needed. Come take a photo course!  How about a photoshop [...]

August 1st, 2016|Art Department, Community|

Mexico Mexico Mexico!!!

  ART 217: Introduction to Photography and ART 317: Intermediate Photography In this course we will be studying photography as well as arts and culture in the beautiful country of Mexico!  Before traveling, students will have required readings and research about Mexican culture and history. Students will also plan a puppet program in advance to perform in [...]

January 3rd, 2016|Art Department, Community, Ferrum College News|