Faculty Profile

Todd Arsenault

Associate Professor of Art (2007)

Contact Information

arsenaut@dickinson.edu

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 326
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

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 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 123 Fundamentals of Sculpture
A studio course covering basic elements of three-dimensional composition and sculpture. Students will construct sculptures examining a range of media and fabrication techniques.

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

ARTH 226 Ceramic Sculpture
This introductory course examines the principal attributes of sculpture with a focus on clay as the primary fabrication material. Students will examine a range of firing, glazing, and construction techniques. Satisfies 3D requirement for the studio art major.

ARTH 260 Site-Specific Art and Systems
Through a variety of artistic mediums and processes, students will begin to create artworks that, in mass, challenge viewer perception and experiences. The exploration of forms and repetitive systems will be combined with introductory exposure to concepts of site-specific artworks, also known as installation art. Students will have the opportunity to work both independently and collaboratively throughout the semester.