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Art Department Mission Statement

The objective of the art program is to develop creative, expressive and technically competent graduates who direct their time, energy, skills, and materials toward fulfilling these program outcomes. Within an aesthetic and historical context, students will form and articulate qualitative judgments and make critical decisions about their work and the work of others from the perspective of contemporary culture.

In the art program, the learning challenge will provide students with knowledge of other cultures, as well as their own. The creative work will be tailored to the unique intellectual, emotional and physical abilities of the student.

The art program is designed to provide a rewarding creative experience, challenging the student to flourish in technical abilities, design decisions, concept development and aesthetic evaluation.



News & Events

1. MAKE ART.

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2. LOOK AT ART.

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3. REACT TO ART.

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY CHECK!

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Extreme Facepainting! - Art Club at the Homecoming Block Party

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SCHOOL BACK IN SESSION! - Brainstorm

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COLOR THEORY gets up Close.

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ADDY AWARD WINNERS -Congratulations Anzley Harmon and Layken Wright for SILVER ADDY AWARDS in the 2013 North Dakota Advertising Federation Student Competition!

ADDY AWARD WINNERS

 

NICOLE PIETRANTONI with FLAT TAIL PRESS and DARWIN DAY!

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interview

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MARK BROWNING - juror of AMERICAS 2014 - Paperworks

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Figure Drawing creates a giant composite of the . . . Figure Drawing Mascot?!charlie_______________

DRAWING I - Gets Involved!

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FLAT TAIL PRESS website up and running!. . .flattailpress.weebly.com

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JAMES ROSENQUIST LITHOGRAPH!

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Walter Piehl shares stories about his recently acquired print, "The Stowaway Peers Out at the Speed of Light." A 22 color lithograph by famed pop artist (and North Dakota born), James Rosenquist.

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NOTSTOCKED! Thanks to all who came out to many hours of art and fun. See you next year!

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Jessica Christy demonstrates pulling the squeegee in her Screen Printing Workshop

adventures in design

James Flames, Billy Baumann, Mark Brickey - Adventures in Design

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Bill Harbort and Laurie Geller (NOTSTOCK founders) in the hot seat

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Adventures in Design Podcast - Live at Notstock with Max Patzner of Wild Hands

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Camera Obscura

This past summer, Professors Micah Bloom and Ryan Stander travelled to Chicago for a conference. While they were there, they caught a remarkable photo exhibition by Abelardo Morell at the Art Institute. Among many things Morell does, is make giant camera obscuras from various rooms, apartments. This gave Ryan the idea to try this for the Photo I class. Literally Camera Obscura means darkened chamber, which is the essence of the camera. As students made small versions of this in their pinhole cameras this week, students helped Ryan construct a much larger version of this in fellow colleague, Jessica Christy's office. Ryan shot this image from inside the "camera" with a digital camera with a long exposure and wide angle lens. Even when one understands the physics and properties of light behind this phenomena it is still a remarkable sight. You can read a little more about how the camera obscura works and its history here or watch a video about here.

Camera Obscura

 

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WELCOME BACK pARTy -"BRICOLAGE BREAKFAST"

Breakast at night - and a sculpting challenge for all bricoleurs!

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monavie Meet "Mona Vie" and her skateboarding dog, "Snoodles."

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MSU Centennial Prints - 100 prints to celebrate 100 years!

Designed by Professor Ryan Stander and student Max Patzner

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ryan with mask ryan upclose

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Printing Assistant - Takuma Abe

 

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Professor Bill Harbort Exhibits at Rauschenberg Project Space in New York

A collaboration among the North Dakota Museum of Art and six artists brought the sights and sounds of Spirit Lake culture to Manhattan.

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Art is one of five disciplines (officially called “programs”) within the Division of Humanities. The other Programs within Humanities are Communication Arts, English, Foreign Languages and Integrated Humanities.
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