Faculty Profile

Todd Arsenault

Associate Professor of Art (2007)

Contact Information

arsenaut@dickinson.edu

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 336
717.254.8414
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

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

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 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 500 Independent Study

ARTH 500 Independent Study

Spring 2019

ARTH 223 Digital Studio 1
This course will focus on 2-dimensional studio processes in the digital environment. It will also explore how digital processes can be used in conjunction with traditional processes like drawing, painting, and printmaking. The initial goal of this class will be to gain a thorough understanding of Adobe Photoshop for image manipulation. As the semester progresses, the class will explore uses of digital technology in contemporary art practice, including experimental processes. *Please note: this is not a photography course, some photo related processes will be part of the class, but those students looking for a more traditional approach to photography should consider the 221 Intro to Photography class. Prerequisite: 122, 221, or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 322 Dig Studio 2: Time-Based Proc
This course will allow students to explore time-based approaches to making art with a focus on the moving image and sound. Topics will include short film, animation, experimental film, and installation art. This course will be beneficial to students working at an advanced level and are interested in the possibilities time-based mediums can bring to their process. The work of artists and media specific art trends, from the 20th century to the present, will provide a working model for the course. Process and making will be the main focus, and students will be encouraged to consider the relationship between digital processes and traditional mediums such as drawing and sculpture. Students will gain a thorough understanding of editing in Apple’s Final Cut Pro. Prerequisites: ARTH 122 and one studio course at the 200-level or higher, or permission of instructor.