Other Projects

Education, Web Design, Writing

Education

Education has been a vocational pursuit of mine for more than two decades. The last few years have focused on online and hybrid modalities.

ART 488/688: Professional Practices for Visual Artists

This class provides practical information for emerging artists and prepares them to behave and identify as professional artists. Topics include documenting work, creating websites, writing about the students’ own artwork, methods for installing art exhibits, marketing, writing grant applications, and preparing for life outside the classroom. Local field trips are required.

Art 161: 2D Digital Design 

This course provides an introduction to basic design principles and digital skills necessary to move forward in making art. You will learn fundamental vocabulary and practical applications through readings, videos, curation, discussion, and numerous digital and analog exercises.

By exploring designers and artists of the past and present, you will learn methods of successful visual design. You will expand your ability to not only recognize artistic and digital concepts, but your ability to use up-to-date digital techniques and discuss them with a cohort of your peers.

ENGL 350: Literature of the North 

This course exposes students to the various literature in and about Alaska and the Yukon Territory. To identify a group of stories, essays, and poems as “Alaskan” or “Yukon” is to say that the literature in question is rooted in a specific place, grounded in a particular landscape. Alaskan Literature can be seen as a subset of “American Literary Regionalism.” Traditionally, critics have seen this genre as a mode that takes place in the latter half of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th. Some of what we cover in this course will be from that era, but not all of it.

Web Design

Occasionally, I take on clients for web design projects.