Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
Phone: (240) 895-4252
Office Staff: (240) 895-4225
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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.
course explores the world of nature from the perspective of the artist
naturalist in history and in studio practice. Key figures in the history
of natural history study such as
Aristotle, Pliny, Robert Hooke, John James Audubon, Mark Catesby, Ernst
Haeckel, Maria Sybilla Merian, and Charles Darwin, provide examples of
the diverse approaches to documenting and learning about nature. In
studio projects students learn drawing and painting
techniques that have direct applications to illustration including the
use of pencil, pen and ink and watercolor painting. Throughout the
semester each student will keep a nature journal of writing and art.
This course includes a project in collaboration with
the SMCM Arboretum that will culminate in an online pictorial guide to
local species of trees. The final independent project is self-proposed
by each student in a special area of interest. Lecture and discussion,
writing and research, studio projects and fieldwork.
This course satisfies an Environmental Studies Area requirement. Meets Museum Studies Requirements.