The W.A.S.H. (Workshop in Art Studio and History) program is the foundation program for BFA students in the Department of Art. It provides a unique opportunity for Sam Houston State University art students to participate in an experimental studio environment and explore contemporary issues in the visual arts.
WASH students explore various aspects of contemporary art in both theory and practice. WASH is a nine credit hour program (3 courses) that must be taken the same semester. It includes Surface Studio (2D), Space Studio (3D) and a lecture course. WASH is an immersive, in depth introduction into both Art, and the visual arts program at Sam Houston State University. The WASH studio is a large light filled space that is flexible and accommodating. Students going through WASH attain a sense comradery with one another and establish bonds that will follow them throughout their academic careers in Art at Sam Houston State University.