Jul 21, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2024-2025 
Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Fine Arts 3D

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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

Emily Cobb, Assistant Professor
BFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA
MFA  Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA

Matthew Hincman, Associate Professor
BFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
MFA, University of California San Diego

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

Heather White, Associate Professor
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
MFA, Suny New Paltz


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