Department of Art

Student Organizations


The Clay Club is dedicated to the advancement of ceramic art education. This club promotes the education of ceramic art through community outreach and visiting artist lectures and demonstrations. Clay Club artists work together to enrich the Macomb community through support and development of a higher standard of craft Ceramics.


Delta Delta Chapter

Kappa Pi is an International honorary art fraternity with the purpose of uniting artists who care about art in its role in life. This fraternity bonds conscientious artists together to form a unit, which is influential in the Western Illinois University Art Department as well as the community.

To become a member of Kappa Pi one must: Have completed twelve semester hours in art. Attained an overall “3.0” average in all art courses, and an overall “2.0” academic average. Produce outstanding Art

Faculty Advisor
Susan Czechowski

Charles Wright

The Delta Delta chapter at Western Illinois University is in its 5th year. Kappa Pi is a well-respected student organization at WIU and in the Macomb community. During Fall 2011, Kappa Pi initiated 16 new members.

Kappa Pi activities for 2011/2012

  • Kappa Pi started the year off by holding a sock drive for United States Marines serving in the Helmand Province region of Afganistan. Our “Socks for Soldiers” drive collected over 800 donated socks from the University students and the local community of Macomb. Collection tables were set up in the WIU student Union and at the local Farm King store. The University Union Bookstore, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, and WIU alums also made donations.
  • Kappa Pi hosted the second annual “Rock N' Bowl” fundraiser at Diggers College Bowl, Macomb, Illinois.
  • During Christmas, Kappa Pi rang the bell for The Salvation Army. For the belling ringing, the Kappa Pi’ers merrily sang Christmas Carols and greeted customers at the Macomb Wal-Mart.
  • Kappa Pi students and faculty attended the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago.
  • Kappa Pi continues to work with the West Central Illinois Art Center in the Macomb.
  • Kappa Pi sponsored a team in the Big Pink Volleyball competition at WIU.

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The Metals Club is dedicated to the advancement of metals art education. This club promotes the education of metals art through community outreach and visiting artist lectures and demonstrations. The club is the major sponsor of the annual 


 event that features 
creative, handmade, one-of-a-kind 
CERAMICS, JEWELRY & PRINTS. This event is held during Finals Week every semester 
in the University Art Gallery.