No matter their medium of choice, students in Fine Arts 3D are encouraged to push the boundaries of their creativity and the disciplines in which they work. The Fine Arts 3D Department is dedicated to the creation of the artistic object in one of five media: ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, or sculpture.
Students begin with the study of structure, form-making, idea development, tool handling, and studio safety. They then advance to classes that develop and refine their aesthetic vision and build their technical, conceptual, and critical skills in their chosen medium.
Jewelry and Metalsmithing Courses cover all major metalworking techniques, from wax casting to die forming.
Fibers Courses instruct students in weaving, surface design, hand papermaking, interlacing, dyeing, constructions, and collage.
Glass Courses teach a variety of hot and cold fabrication techniques for creating both vessels and sculptural forms.
Sculpture Courses help students develop skills in moldmaking, foundry, woodworking, and welding, as well as in building processes using various media.
Ceramics Courses focus on ceramic casting, architectural ceramics, and clay and glaze materials.
Students gain first-hand knowledge about professional artists working in various 3D media through field trips to area studios, galleries, and museums, as well as through a vibrant program of topical symposia and visiting artists. Fine Arts 3D faculty are working artists with close ties to the contemporary art world in Boston and beyond.
Fine Arts 3D Faculty
Rick Brown, Professor
BFA, University of Georgia
MFA, Washington University in Saint Louis
M. Arch, Harvard University
Judy Haberl, Professor
BA, University of N. Colorado
MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Matthew Hincman, Associate Professor
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
MFA, University of California San Diego
Alan Klein, Professor
BS, Southern Connecticut State College
MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology
Judith Leeman, Assistant Professor
BA, University of Virginia
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Janna Longacre, Professor
BA, Rhode Island School of Design
MFA, University of Michigan
James Mcleod, Associate Professor
BFA, California College of Art
MFA, New York University
Benjamin Ryterband, Professor
BA, Antioch College
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design
Jill Slosburg-Ackerman, Professor
BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
MFA School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Chuck Stigliano, Professor
BFA, Philadelphia College of Art
MFA, University of North Carolina
Ann Wessmann, Professor
BS, Skidmore College
MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Heather White, Associate Professor
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
MFA, Suny New Paltz
Joe Wood, Professor
BS, Suny Buffalo
MFA, Kent State University