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Spring 2021 Lecture Series

 Spring 2021 Artist / Professor Lecture Series

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Next Artist/Professor Lectures | All Meeting Times Subject to Revision 

Assistant Professors Stefanie Cobb and Sheri Selph, Graphic Design

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 2–2:45 p.m. 

Professor Sisavanh Houghton, Studio Art, Painting and Lecturer, Sam Dorgan, Foundations

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 2–2:45 p.m. 

Professor Tanya Tewell, Foundations

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 2–2:45 p.m. 

Fall 2020 Artist/Professor Lecture Series Recap

 Covid-19 and Art and Design Activities and Events

Todd Art Gallery, 210 Gallery, and Glass Gallery are open for your viewing per in-place campus precautions. Exhibit receptions and other group events are canceled until further notice. 

Next Todd Art Gallery Exhibit | Monday, January 25, 2021

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Art and Design Student Works  

  • Art Education: Mural, Practicum II Class Project
  • Graphic Design: Senior Project Exhibition
  • Illustration: Album Cover Project
  • Studio Art – Print Media: Book Arts and Letterpress
  • Studio Art: Ceramics, Intermediate Hand-building, Screen Vessel Project
  • Studio Art – Print Media: Printmaking
  • Graphic Design: Ad Project, detail
  • Studio Art: Painting
  • Foundations: Drawing II, detail
  • Graphic Design + Studio Art, Print Media Collaborative
  • Foundations: 3D Design
  • Studio Art: Ceramics, Hand-building, detail
  • Graphic Design: Publication
  • Foundations – Class Drawing Project
  • Studio Art: Painting, Painting II Class Selfie Project
  • Foundations: 3D Design, Wire Sculpture Project
More Student Works

Saturdays at Todd (S@T) are virtual for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Watch for a variety of opportunities. Materials for each workshop will be available to you in Todd Hall, Room 212 or by curbside with appointment made through 615-898-5532.

Saturdays at Todd via Zoom


 Anytime Saturdays at Todd Opportunities

 Mold Making and Casting

Join Associate Professor Mark McLeod as he demonstrates by asynchronous recording an easy, one-part mold-making and casting process using readily available and inexpensive materials. This demo will walk you through the process of selecting reproducible objects, creating a silicone-based mold and then casting the object in plaster. Visit Mark at https://markmcleod.org/
YouTube Video Access:Mold Making and Casting Materials Needed

 For additional MTSU Covid-19 information:  MTSU Coronavirus Updates  

MTSU Spring 2021 Course Information

Registration Guide 

 Beginning Illustration | Art 4290

Beginning Illustration always fills up super fast, so this Spring semester, we're offering TWO sections! Learn how to illustrate for children's books, band posters, advertisements, magazines, and more. Contact Professor Dabbs at douglas.dabbs@mtsu.edu with any questions you have about ART 4290 and register before these two sections are full! 
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Beginning Illustration | ART 4290 | Spring 2021

 Motion-Based Illustration | ART 4001 002

Illustrators implement movement to elevate visual narratives and enrapture audiences. Through the exploration of time-based illustration techniques, students amplify their knowledge of digital tools and refine their technical skills. Students analyze the illustrator's role in a design-based production environment and employ professional best practices to develop animated illustrations for diverse venues.

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Videos Left to Right: Motion-Based Illustration Student Works and Professor Tony Rodriguez's After Effects Tutorials


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