Faculty Profile

Ward Davenny

Professor of Art (1992)

Contact Information

davenny@dickinson.edu

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 325
717.245.1305
http://users.dickinson.edu/~davenny/image_gallery.html

Bio

Professor Davenny's works, primarily prints and drawings based on the landscape, are exhibited nationally.

Education

  • B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, 1977
  • M.F.A., Yale University, 1982

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

ARTH 228 Printmaking Survey
A studio course in which students will gain a working knowledge in each of the three major areas of printmaking: intaglio, lithography, and relief-printing. Prerequisite: 122 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 321 Advanced Drawing
A studio course to explore further, those issues covered in 122, but focusing on the creation of light and space. Landscape, architecture, still-life and the model will serve as subject matter. A large variety of media will be used, including pastel, monotype, ink, acrylic paint and charcoal. Prerequisite: 122 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 410 Senior Studio Seminar, Part 1
The first in a two-course sequence required for senior studio art majors. 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. Prerequisite: Majors only or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: One studio course.

Spring 2017

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 230 Life Drawing
The course will be devoted to working from the human form during which the students will be expected to develop a sense of two-dimensional line and three-dimensional illusionistic form through the use of such graphic media as pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, Conté crayon, etc. Prerequisite: 122 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 330 Advanced Life Drawing
Advanced problems and issues in drawing the human form. Prerequisite: 230 or permission of the instructor.