Faculty Profile

Ward Davenny

Professor of Art (1992)

Contact Information

on sabbatical Fall 2015


Weiss Center for the Arts Room 325


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


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

2015-2016 Academic Year

Spring 2016

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. This course fulfills the Arts (Division I C) distribution requirement.

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.

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.