CLEMSON, South Carolina – Half a dozen graduate students from Clemson University’s department of art will be at “Eclipse Over Clemson” on Monday to demonstrate painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics during the total solar eclipse.

The department of art has approximately 100 undergraduates and 18 graduate students enrolled in its visual arts programs.

The department of art has approximately 100 undergraduates and 18 graduate students enrolled in its visual arts programs. Image credit: Clemson University

The artists will be happy to interact with passersby and media.

The eclipse will begin here at 1:07 p.m. and end at 4:02 p.m. But the totality of the eclipse — the part that viewers will find most fascinating — will begin at 2:37 p.m. and last for, coincidentally, 2 minutes and 37 seconds. The free, family-friendly “Eclipse Over Clemson” event officially begins at 10:45 a.m. and will end after the eclipse is over.

The department of art has approximately 100 undergraduates and 18 graduate students enrolled in its visual arts programs. Uniquely, its size allows it to frequently conduct team faculty critiques, which maximizes the exchange of ideas and methods that arise within individual studio disciplines — ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Our students work and learn in well-equipped studio facilities, and we have an ideal average student-to-teacher ratio of 1-to-12 or better.

The Department of Art is housed in Lee Hall. which offers a spacious art gallery, art and architecture library, Mac labs and materials lab.

The department also includes access to the The Center for Visual Arts in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. It offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) professional degrees and its curricula is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.