Faculty Profile

Todd Arsenault

Assistant Professor of Art (2007)

Contact Information

arsenaut@dickinson.edu

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 328
717.245.2548414
http://www.toddarsenault.com

Bio

Professor Arsenault works primarily with painting,drawing and digital media. One of his main interests is the merger of digital technology with traditional studio practices. His work has been shown throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has had solo exhibitions in New York and Spain and is represented by Massimo Audiello Gallery in New York City, and Galeria Fucares in Madrid, Spain.

Education

  • B.A., Dickinson College, 1999
  • M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, 2003

2013-2014 Academic Year

Fall 2013

ARTH 227 Fundamentals of Painting
A basic studio course exploring the techniques, practices and history of painting and theories of color. Working from observation, subject matter will range from still-life and landscape to architecture and the figure. Prerequisite: 122 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 410 Senior Studio Seminar
A required course for senior studio students. Critiques of students' work will include examination of timely topics in the visual arts and the relationship of the artist to society. Critiques, selected critical readings, museum visits and visiting artists will provide the basis for discussion. Co-requisite: One studio course. Prerequisite: One studio course.

Spring 2014

ARTH 122 Fund of Composition & Drawing
Working from observation and using a variety of media, this basic studio drawing course will explore issues common to both representational and non-representational art. This course serves as the foundation to upper-level two-dimensional offerings.

ARTH 360 Studio Projects
Selected advanced studio techniques and concepts. The content of each course will be altered periodically. Prerequisites: two studio art courses at the 100- or 200-level, or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 360 Dig Studio:Image,Motion,Sound
This class will focus on creative process in the digital environment using contemporary practices and methods as a reference point. A work method similar to that of a traditional studio course, such as painting or sculpture, will be promoted. The class will start with the exploration of static images in Adobe Photoshop and then work with the moving image in Final Cut Express and iMovie. The use of sound in relation to the moving image will be covered. The class will implement scanners, digital cameras, video cameras and recording equipment along with the use of computer software. Students should have a strong desire and motivation to develop their personal voice.

ARTH 500 Independent Study