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Associate Professor of Art
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Spring 2014

Art and Art History Event Calendar


Life Model Sessions

Every Tuesday Starting February 4

8:30-10:00 PM, Montgomery Hall

Visiting Artist Talk: Kathleen Hall

February 26th, 4:45 PM, Library 321

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Sachs 


Sarah received her BA in Studio Art from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 2006. In 2008, she received her Masters of Art in Digital Art from Maryland Institute College of Art, and in 2009 she received her Masters of Fine Art in Photography and Digital Imaging, also from Maryland Institute College of Art. Through her fine art work, Sarah explores the dichotomy between human and digital memory, how the two influence one another, and how they are affected by natural and technological elements of decay. She hopes to create a dialogue about the relationships between personal memory, society’s collective memory, and collective cultural identity. 

Sarah Sachs Photography



ART 233: Topics in Studio Art
All studio faculty 

Various topics presented as introductory-level courses, each focusing on a particular studio art activity. Topics may be defined in terms of techniques, medium, or subject matter. This course may be repeated for credit if the topic is not repetitive. For a description of each course, see the current online “Schedule of Classes.”

This course satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement in Arts.

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Recent topics courses taught include:

The Image as Readymade: This introductory studio art course considers historical and contemporary visual media as a conceptual starting point for visual art projects. Working with photomontage, watercolor, gouache, ink, and some digital media, students will create a range of expressive work reflecting on the consumption of visual media within the artistic process. Students will learn technical skills associated with water based media and will create artworks that are both physical and digital. Methods of instruction include studio projects, critiques, class discussions, and written assignments.