Faculty Profile

Barbara Diduk

Charles A. Dana Professor of Art (1980)

Contact Information

diduk@dickinson.edu

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 202
717.245.1656
http://users.dickinson.edu/~diduk/

Bio

Professor Diduk is an artist who exhibits nationally; her work focuses on quasi-functional/sculptural ceramics developed from traditional vessel forms and modernist sculptural issues. She teaches courses in ceramics, three-dimensional design, and photography.

Education

  • B.A., College of William and Mary, 1973
  • M.F.A., University of Minnesota, 1978

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

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 224 Wheelwork Ceramics
A studio course exploring expressive possibilities offered by the potters wheel. Students will examine both utilitarian and sculptural aspects of the medium. A variety of clays, glazes and firing approaches will be examined.

ARTH 500 Independent Study

Spring 2015

ARTH 224 Wheelwork Ceramics
A studio course exploring expressive possibilities offered by the potters wheel. Students will examine both utilitarian and sculptural aspects of the medium. A variety of clays, glazes and firing approaches will be examined.

ARTH 226 Sculpture Ceramics
A sculpture course further examining three-dimensional problems covered in the basic three-dimensional design course. The course will focus on clay as the primary (but not exclusive) fabrication material. Students will examine a range of firing, glazing, and construction techniques. Prerequisite: 123, 224 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 260 Advanced Wheelworks