Thursday, January 30, 2014

Art Saturday Presents Digital Art Workshop for Teens on February 15

The Self Portrait and Adobe Photoshop for Teens will allow students to explore the basics of digital art. This three hour workshop, students will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop, a popular computer program used for creating digital artwork and manipulating photographs.  The class has been rescheduled for February 15 from 9:00 a.m. - noon at the Ashland University Center for Arts building.  The class is open to students ages 10-16.  There is a registration fee of $10.00 per student.

Class sizes are limited.  For more information or to register your child for classes, Contact the Coburn Art Gallery, 419-289-5652.

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery and Art Club have established “ Art Saturdays” as an educational and creative experience for children 4-16 years old.  A variety of classes are available throughout the year.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Digital Art Under Construction

See what happens next!  

As part of their coursework, Digital Art students keep a blog about their artistic progress and other given art topics.  You can follow along with our upper level students and see the progression of their projects during the semester.  

Digital Art is taught by Jessica (Maloney) Wascak. Students may take a succession of courses beginning with Art 206 (Digital Art) and proceeding to Digital Art III, IV, and V if desired. The series of courses teach technical and artistic problem-solving using software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Flash, Macromedia Director, and Dreamweaver.  

Featured Students and their Blog Sites:

Jen Clingerman, Junior Fine Art major
Tricia Dasco, Junior Fine Art major
Taylor Menhart, Junior Commerical Arts
Ceclia Maxwell, Junior Fine Arts major
Taylor Wade, Junior Fine Arts major

Monday, January 13, 2014

Art Faculty Exhibition Opens Thursday, January 16

From January 16 through February 9, The Coburn Art Gallery will feature work from the Ashland University Department of Art faculty members.  The Art Faculty Exhibition is an annual event at the Gallery and a chance for our art instructors to showcase their talents.  Expect an intriguing collection in a variety of media.   An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 16 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Participating faculty members are: George Kocar, Priscilla Roggenkamp, Dan McDonald, Cynthia Petry, Charles Caldemeyer, Jessica Maloney (Wascak), Keith McMahon, Larry Schiemann, and Keith Dull.   

The Coburn Art Gallery's exhibitions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.  The gallery is located in the Center for the Arts building (at the corner of College of and Grant streets) adjacent to the lobby of Hugo Young Theatre.

Deadline for submitting URCA abstracts is Friday, January 17.

The 5th annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Symposium will be April 1, 2014. This annual event gives undergraduate students a chance to share research, scholarly and creative endeavors. 

All students who are declared majors in a program within the College of Arts and Sciences are encouraged to participate in this year’s symposium. 

Presenters may choose to give an oral presentation, poster presentation, exhibition, or performance. All presentations should have a significant research or creative component; examples include, but are not limited to summer research conducted at Ashland University or elsewhere, results of independent study projects, thesis work, literary readings or analysis, musical or theatrical performances, and exhibitions of artwork. 

 The deadline for submitting abstracts is 5:00 p.m. on January 17, 2014. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

AU Art Dept. Grad featured in "Ceramics Monthly" magazine

Ashland University alumni Matt Schiemann was featured in a “Studio Visit” article in the January 2014 issue of Ceramics Monthly magazine. He is the son of current Ashland University ceramics instructor Larry Schiemann and was the curator of the Coburn Arts Gallery exhibition “Variable Vessels” this fall.

Matt Schiemann grew up watching and helping his dad Larry create ceramic works. This early exposure taught him to appreciate the handmade object and eventually to choose the field of ceramics for himself. Schiemann received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sculpture and Ceramics from Ashland University in 2005 and his Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2009.

After graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Schiemann was accepted as an artist in residence at the St. Petersburg Clay Co. Shortly afterwards he became an adjunct professor at Eckerd College for PEL program’s ceramics department. In October of 2010, he became co-owner/director of the St. Petersburg Clay Co.