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Highlights from Summer Studio 2017 by Dr. Mary Hoefferle, Art Ed faculty

Highlights from Summer Studio 2017 by Dr. Mary Hoefferle, Art Ed faculty

During our one-week Summer Studio: Introduction to College Art course for high school artists at the end of June, eight incredible students experimented with woodcut relief and flameworking, with instruction provided by two of our fabulous MFA students, Teddy Benson and Heather Sutherland. Our high school artists took museum field trips, campus tours, made studio visits with art faculty, interviewed a glass scientist in the Chemistry Department, learned basic exhibition skills, installed their work in Gallery 7, and hosted an Open House for parents, friends, and faculty.

Since we offered the course for credit, all students also established a permanent UW-Madison transcript record. We give heartfelt appreciation to art alum Helen Burish for her generous donation to and enthusiastic support for this program, which funded $200 scholarships for each of the students and covered the cost of all of their supplies.

Thanks to the contributors who made this course possible, and best wishes to the high school artists who shared their creativity with us. We look forward to the art you make in the future!


Women Workin’ A Contemporary Art Exhibition by Eleven Women

July 5 - August 31 Artists: Adriana Barrios, Ana Lehner, Leigh Garcia, Michele Marti, Kaylyn Gerenz, Emily Rudolph, Rebecca Kautz, Sarah Stankey, Gloriann Langva, Chelsea Thompto, Elizabeth Younce Closing Reception: Wednesday, August 30, 5-7p Location: School of...

Simulations Group Show by UW-Art Grads

August 5 - 26 Artists: Gabe Strader-Brown (MFA '15), Robert Aiosa (MFA '15), Suzanne Torres (MFA '15), Elizabeth Thorp (MFA '18), and Christopher Rowley (MFA '16) Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5, 7-9p Location: Arts + Literature Laboratory, 2021 Winnebago St,...

Artists on Artworks by Glass Faculty Helen Lee at the Met

Friday, July 28, 6:30-7:30pm Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Floor 1, Gallery 534, Vélez Blanco Patio Reflect on the future of communication with artists Caroline Woolard, Alexander Rosenberg, Helen Lee, and Lika Volkova, through a discussion of their...

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Arts at UW

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The UW-Madison Art Department is nationally ranked:

#1 Printmaking

#15 Overall Fine Arts Program

Source: U.S. News & World Report

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ART DEPARTMENT is committed to teaching art in the context of a major research university and a vibrant intellectual community. Offering the following degrees: B.S., B.F.A., M.A., & M.F.A. in Studio Art, B.S. in Art Education, and Certificate in Studio Art.