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Faculty Profile

Todd Arsenault

Associate Professor of Art (2007)

Contact Information

arsenaut@dickinson.edu

Weiss Center for the Arts Room 203
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

2021-2022 Academic Year

Spring 2022

FMST 220 Digital Studio 1
Cross-listed with ARTH 223-01. 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 223 Digital Studio 1
Cross-listed with FMST 220-01.

ARTH 260 Sustainable Printmaking
This course will explore approaches to printmaking that make the practice environmentally sustainable in regard to materials. Conceptually, the course will utilize the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a starting point for making art that addresses issues related to the social, economic, and environmental aspects of sustainability. With this in mind, we will examine the challenges related to developing works of art that respond to challenging subject matter. The course will explore the fundamental areas of printmaking through the processes of engraving, screenprinting, woodcut, collagraph, and monotype among others. Digital process and computer manipulation will also be utilized.