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Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
Phone: (240) 895-4252

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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


A purple, blue and orange image, that is spliced in vertical lines, showing different aspects of St. Mary's landscape and people.

ART 105: Introduction to Visual Thinking
All studio faculty

This topics-based course serves as a broad introduction to the visual arts through an investigation of 2D, 3D, and 4D (time-based and sequential) artistic practices. The topic of each course, developed by the professor, serves as the framework to explore tfundamental questions on the nature of art and the creative process. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, problem generation. and the development of ideas in visual art making. Studio projects, critiques, and discussions incorporate reading, research, and writing components that integrate critical thinking with personal expression while encouraging the development of conceptual and formal skills.

No prerequisite. This course satisfies the core curriculum requirement in the arts.

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