study of fine arts at Lakeland is designed to take students
from the fundamental concepts and practices of basic drawing
to more advanced problems in two and three-dimensional
Courses taught in spacious and well-equipped studios with
the latest tools and equipment, are designed for students
careers in studio art and art education. Studio courses
may be supplemented with the study of art theory and history.
fine arts courses cover topics such as basic drawing, figure
drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and
are taught by a faculty who bring a broad array of experiences
to the classroom, including work as exhibiting artists.
Students interested in pursuing studio art or art education
in a four-year program will find that Lakelands courses
meet most requirements. A strong portfolio is usually necessary
for admission as a fine arts major in a four-yearprogram,
so students will take advantage of the facultys professional
approach to portfolio development. For students wishing
to study and practice fine arts purely for self-fulfillment
and enjoyment, the faculty are committed to making courses
exciting, rewarding and diverse for all students.
|"As a man
living in contemporary times, I employ sculpture
as a vehicle in the search for what it is
that makes me unique. My most recent work
combines many materials and methods, such
as cast and fabricated metals, ceramics,
and environmental installation. Emotion and
circumstances that provoke reaction fuel
the creation of these works. The combination
of my past and present experiences generates
a concept, while being open to direction
change from intuitive use of the material.
Accepting truth in the materials and embracing
the idea of chance. My intent is to foster
thought in the viewer, generating questions.
Questions that lead the viewer to their reasoning,
sight, and place."
and private moments are extremely important
me. I try to achieve this sense
of stillness in my art, to find that peace
through the act of creating. I do not care
to reflect what is going on in our hectic lives,
but to attempt to find that
quiet area, that moment of repose—often found in minimal color, minimal
movement. It is a way for me to find balance. Everything I draw or paint, no
matter how simple or mundane, I see as an actor on stage telling his/her story
to those who momentarily pause and listen."
paintings are reflections of the rhythms
of life. I express the emotions, patterns
and movements which occur in everyday life
through the use of color and shape within
a composed space. The presence of color
depicts physical and psychological awareness.
Perceptions of the senses and the insights
of the psyche are portrayed through the
combinations and layers of these colors.
Shapes of color create windows of atmosphere
which provide glimpses into a wide range
of experiences. The windows are arranged
in a series of contrasting, overlapping
and colliding patterns that compose a portrait
which embodies many facets of life.. "