poster of man and women with Visual Arts in bold print. Art work is by Steve Prince

Thomas Nelson Welcomes Nationally-Acclaimed Artist Feb. 4

Thomas Nelson Community College will celebrate the work of Steve A. Prince with an Art  Gallery Reception Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. in Templin Hall at the Hampton campus.

Prince received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Xavier University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and Sculpture from Michigan State University.  He is an Artist in Residence and Assistant Professor of Art at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.  He is represented by Eyekons Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Zucot Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and is the owner of One Fish Studio, LLC.

Prince has taught drawing, bronze casting, screen printing, printmaking and more with the Art League since 1995.  He has created several public works and has received several honors for his art and scholarship including the 2010 Teacher of the Year award for the City of Hampton.  Prince has shown his art in various solo, group, and juried exhibitions, and he has lectured in both secular and sacred settings internationally.

First Meeting of TNCC AIGA


Join us on Wednesday December 2nd for the AIGA Student Group meeting. We are meeting in Templin Hall in room 907 at 4:45 pm. We are a like-minded group of artistic visual design students, faculty, alumni and associates at Thomas Nelson Community College. This group was created to encourage and assist students at TNCC to become active in the visual arts community. Our group will meet monthly to discuss events and opportunities for our members. We encourage all arts students in the computer arts, fine arts, and photography programs to attend.  Join our group and use this resource as an opportunity to share ideas, network and grow in the industry.

First Annual Portfolio Exhibition of Graduating Students

The first Portfolio Exhibition of our graduating students in Fine Arts, Computer Arts and Photography was held on Monday, May 11.  Professionals in the community, members of our arts advisory board, family and friends attended to support the graduating students.  Each student presented their portfolio work with a visual identity system, portfolio book and exhibited art or website.

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Register for Summer and Fall Classes

Priority registration for summer and fall classes begins on March 23.  Register early before classes fill.  If you have any questions, be sure to see your advisor.

There will be two new courses offered this summer.  ART 193 Video Techniques II is open to any student who successfully completed ART 208. This course will cover more advanced camera and editing techniques.  ART 295 Mural Painting will be offered as a 5 week course during the summer.  Students will be creating an original mural to hang in the Templin Visual Arts Gallery.  See your advisor for more information on these, or any other courses.


If you are graduating this semester be sure to complete and turn in your application for graduation before March 1.  You can pick up the application in room 208 Griffin Hall or download it online at

If you have any questions about the application process, contact your advisor in the art department.