Wayne State College

Sarah Lemmon

Sarah Lemmon is the chair of the Art and Design Department and teaches design foundations and all levels of sculpture at Wayne State. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally, including shows at Readytex Art Gallery in Paramaribo, Suriname, CAG[e] Gallery in Kingston, Jamaica and Thoughtful Hands Gallery in Dallas. 

Academic Interests
Lemmon is a multi-material sculptor whose work features characters, actors, and symbols through which ideas of stress, fear, and decay are investigated. Often using craft and home-based materials, her work emphasizes the tactile nature of the familiar and the strangeness of forms that have been hybridized, pulled apart, and abstracted.


MFA, Studio Arts/Sculpture, University of South Florida
BFA, Studio Arts/Sculpture, Ohio State University
BAE, Art Education, Ohio State University

Teaching Philosophy
I see myself as a support system for my students; providing for them a framework in which they can grow and mature as professionals. Within my classroom, students are exposed to contemporary points of reference and begin to build a portfolio of work. They are given space to experiment, take risks, and are encouraged to step outside of their comfort zones. Because learning should not begin and end in an institution, I look to provide my students with strategies and skills that will allow them to continue learning throughout their lives.