Thurs Sept. 5, 5:00 - 7:00, Boyden Gallery
Opening Reception for Object Lessons
Weds Sept. 11, 4:30 - 6:00, Boyden Gallery
Meet and Greet Art Majors/ Minors
Thurs Sept. 19, 4:30- 5:45, Boyden Gallery
Mina Cheon: Artist Talk
Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
Phone: (240) 895-4252
Office Staff: (240) 895-4225
Alumni Where are they now?
Matthew Fishel (studio art, 2001) completed an MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Originally interested in painting, Matthew has expanded his practice to include animation, video, installation, and digital imaging. He is a frequent contributor to RedStarKGB, an ongoing collaboration of filmmakers in Baltimore. His own film, "A Short Film Regarding Possibilities", was selected by the Maryland Film Festival in 2006. See his work at http://www.matthewfishel.com
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.