Faculty Profile

Ward Davenny

Professor of Art (1992)

Contact Information

davenny@dickinson.edu

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 203
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

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

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.

Spring 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 326 Intaglio Printmaking
An in-depth exploration of etching, engraving, aquatint and other techniques of drawing on, and printing from metal plates. Photo-etching and working in color will also be covered. Prerequisite: 122 or permission of the instructor.