Art Department Mission Statement
The objective of the art program is to develop creative, expressive and technically competent graduates. Inspiration, material, skill and judgment are directed toward this goal, as well as to the ability to form qualitative judgments within an aesthetic and historical context.
The art program provides opportunities for students to gain knowledge about the art of other cultures, as well as that of our own. In art production, the choice of materials and aesthetics is determined by the students and must be tailored to their intellectual, emotional and physical abilities, establishing relevance in contemporary culture.
At all levels of art education, the emphasis should be on meaningful and rewarding creative experiences, during which the student builds confidence with technique, concept, design and aesthetic judgment.
News & Events
HALLOWEEN SAFETY CHECK!
Extreme Facepainting! - Art Club at the Homecoming Block Party
SCHOOL BACK IN SESSION! - Brainstorm
COLOR THEORY gets up Close.
ADDY AWARD WINNERS -Congratulations Anzley Harmon and Layken Wright for SILVER ADDY AWARDS in the 2013 North Dakota Advertising Federation Student Competition!
NICOLE PIETRANTONI with FLAT TAIL PRESS and DARWIN DAY!
MARK BROWNING - juror of AMERICAS 2014 - Paperworks
Figure Drawing creates a giant composite of the . . . Figure Drawing Mascot?!_______________
DRAWING I - Gets Involved!
FLAT TAIL PRESS website up and running!. . .flattailpress.weebly.com
JAMES ROSENQUIST LITHOGRAPH!
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.
NOTSTOCKED! Thanks to all who came out to many hours of art and fun. See you next year!
Jessica Christy demonstrates pulling the squeegee in her Screen Printing Workshop
James Flames, Billy Baumann, Mark Brickey - Adventures in Design
Bill Harbort and Laurie Geller (NOTSTOCK founders) in the hot seat
Adventures in Design Podcast - Live at Notstock with Max Patzner of Wild Hands
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.
WELCOME BACK pARTy -"BRICOLAGE BREAKFAST"
Breakast at night - and a sculpting challenge for all bricoleurs!
Meet "Mona Vie" and her skateboarding dog, "Snoodles."
MSU Centennial Prints - 100 prints to celebrate 100 years!
Designed by Professor Ryan Stander and student Max Patzner
Printing Assistant - Takuma Abe
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.
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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