artists work table with brushes, pencils and other tools ready to go for project

2D Visual Arts


Experience the technical, physical, and intellectual world of studio art.

What you’ll learn

In the 2D Visual Art program, you can take courses as part of a transfer degree, for fun or to enhance your career.

Transfer Interest Area

Whether you’re a dedicated artist or a student looking to explore the challenge and reward of creating art, the 2D Visual Art program has courses to develop and take you to the next level as an artist. You can explore contemporary and historical 2D disciplines, including Design, Digital Processes, Color Theory, Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking, and take classes for fun, as part of a transfer degree, or for your career.

2 years Full-time
$15,408 Full program


  • Understand and apply color theory
  • Develop visual literacy and perception
  • Think creatively and solve visual problems
  • Analyze aesthetic and expressive visual concepts
  • Express ideas in visual form
  • Understand and manipulate compositional elements
  • Explore digital processes and forms
  • Manipulate the power of line and value


Our students have used the aesthetic, conceptual, and creative skills they’ve learned in the Visual Arts at Lane to transfer to top tier art schools such as CalArts, Maryland Institute of Art, PNCA, The Art Institute of California, Cooper Union, and Chicago Art Institute and more! After enrolling at Lane, you’ll work with your advisor to develop a transfer plan that works for you.

If you’re interested in transferring to the University of Oregon or Oregon State University, you’ll be able to take advantage of our articulation agreements and transfer guides. Visual arts credits can also fulfill part of an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree. The AAOT will help you transfer to a four-year institution to earn your degree and launch many career options.  If you’re not sure where you want to go after Lane, talk to the arts advisors! They’ll help you navigate your options and find the right path for your goals.

Visual Arts alumni have gone on to become successful local, regional and national artists, earned teaching degrees, become art therapists, tattoo artists, started their own businesses, and more. Even if you don’t plan to major in art, our classes will help you develop problem solving skills, self confidence, self awareness, and a life-long appreciation and involvement with the arts.

Faculty Spotlights

Susan Lowdermilk

Learn more about the art of printmaking in classes

Erika Beyer

Explore watercolor in courses

J.S. Bird

Introductory and intermediate painting courses

Ready to learn more?

Admissions staff - Susie, Nikki, and Rosa Maria

Talk one-on-one with a recruiter to learn more about what Lane has to offer you.

Building 1, Room 102
Lane Community College
4000 E. 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405
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F, 8:30 am-2 pm
LCC is closed on Fridays during summer term