Foundations: Drawing Class Prepares For Midterm

This past week our drawing students in Foundations have been working hard for the upcoming midterm. Students have yet again impressed our Fine Art professors by collaborating each of their drawings into an “Art Wall”.

The Art Wall is comprised of 33-35 student works of still lives and anatomical studies. This collection of work filled a 8’x24′ wall space within our sculpture building. The talents of these freshman students is absolutely incredible.

Art Education Research: Children’s Drawing’s From Uganda

Dr. Donna Tuman and Dr. SeungYeon Lee are collaborating with LIU and St. John’s University colleagues to study if preschoolers’ emergent literacy programs in rural Ugandan libraries impact school readiness. After storytelling/story-acting activities were conducted with 121 children, twice a week, over a 6month period, post-intervention testing revealed noted improvement. Literacy-based activity sessions included free drawing time, which yielded over 6,000 children’s drawings during the six-month period. The drawings are now being closely studied and analyzed to determine what characteristics of children’s artistic development in drawing advanced as an outcome of literacy intervention.

 *Disclaimer* some photographs shown do not depict the actual person(s) or event due to privacy law.

Fabrication Technologies Moving Into The Realm Of The Fine Arts Program

 

The art department sculpture building is transitioning studios to accommodate new technologies for a MakerSpace fabrication center. The sculpture curriculum now includes investigations in 3D design with 3D printing and plans to expand fabrication options with laser cutting and scanning technologies. Plans for the future include a new MakeSpace studio equipped with a broad selection of electronic and hands on media to create, engineer, and design contemporary sculptural form.

New Program In Museum Studies Scheduled To Launch In Fall 2017

In response to nation wide interest in cultural studies and museum leaning, the LIU Post art history program has recently established to New York State degree programs. Both the five-year BA/MA and a stand alone MA in museum studies will have two distinct tracks, one for museum education the other for curatorial studies. The programs are designed with laboratory style learning in which over one-third of contact time takes place within a museum; As well as internships in regional museums. The new Steinberg Museum at LIU post will be relocated and redesigned in the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library on campus to include over 500sqft of the LIU Collections visual storage display which will be accessible glass units presenting the colleges resources for hands-on college learning. This museum opening is scheduled to coincide with the launch of the museum studies program.

Art Therapy For Social Justice In Nicaragua And South Korea

Recent art therapy international social action trips offered an exceptional opportunity to explore the role of the arts and social action in the delivery of art therapy services in one region of Nicaragua and South Korea. The course participants were able to experience and understand how social justice can be applied to all realms of art therapy practice. The course participants were also able to develop multiculturalism and cultural competence that effectively addresses a complex and multifaceted understanding of social action.

MFA Thesis 2016 Makes It’s Way To SIA Gallery In Chelsea NYC

MFA Thesis Show

MFA Thesis Show “Nexus of 12” at the Steinberg Museum (April 11, 2016-May 6, 2016)

Official website for  Nexus of 12

Come see the MFA Thesis Show titled “Nexus 0f 12” which will be featuring 12 graduating MFA students here at LIU Post . This is LIU’s most interesting and will rounded exhibitions, featuring local and international artists. Works shown range in all types of techniques, styles, and cultural traditions in the fields of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and animation.

This show features artists, Chris Ann Ambery, Sohee Conover, Nickolas Frizalone, Carrie-Anne Gonzalez, Yuheng Hou, Candice Licalzi, Juan Lopez, Suzi Pastorelli, Ashley Schriefer, Chelsea Soldner, Yuan Yin, and Tingting Zhang.

Please join us for food and drink at the reception of Nexus of 12 on Wednesday April 13th from 5pm-8pm.