Department of Art

A group poses during the Full Frame Film Festival in 2012. Mitchell Community College Art Department

Department of Art      



The faculty of the Department of Art at Mitchell are working to mold new creative thinkers. While guiding you to embark on a new career or preparing you for transfer to your senior institution, Mitchell faculty will lead you in the exploration of both traditional and contemporary mediums in the visual arts.


Mitchell's program stresses the application of aesthetic principals to enhance the creative process with the goal of making students fluent in a wide variety of media, technologies and modes of critical thinking and expression.

Through a study of art that emphasizes the past and the present, the personal and the universal, you will gain an insight into the visual arts as an essential part of the human experience. In the foundation courses, you will be prepared to develop your own creative voice while working towards becoming a leader in the field of visual arts.



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Recent News

AFA student Devyn Lopez has been chosen as the first artist featured in the Hiddenite Center's new Emerging Artists program. 

Link to article here.


Faculty member Sally Vacca recently received the Regional Artist Project Grant from the Arts and Science Council for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Her screenplays have recently advanced to the final rounds in several competitions including the Sundance Screenwriter's Lab and the American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition.


Department Coordinator Mark Flake's film 'Ranch Mysterio' was accepted into the 2014 Eastern North Carolina Film Festival, the 2016 Cheyenne Zombiefest Film Festival, and was the prize winner at the 2018 Camp Feast Film Festival.


Faculty member Rogelio Calvo was appointed Director of the Iredell Arts Council (July, 2014).

Statesville Record and Landmark article