Studio Art

Emily Yen ‘10 SART-EmilyYen
F09-S10 D-plan: R-R-R
Studio Art/Engineering Sciences

Favorite and least favorite things about your department:

Faves:
Close relationships with the professors
Open access to classroom resources
A plethora of classroom and creative resources
Relaxed dialogues with classmates and professors

Least Faves:
Potential during Sophomore Summer of people not serious about the subject
Woodshop constricting hours

Important info for potential majors:

Every professor I have had in the Studio Art Department has been extremely open to conversations and advice about anything from personal life to academic insecurities. Use your professors – that’s what they’re there for. They are the main reason I love this department so much.

Talk to me if:

You are struggling to decide what combination of majors/minors/modified may best suit your potential architectural interests.

Most valuable academic info learned:

Architectural software skills + woodshop skills

Favorite class and professor:

Sustainable Design (ENGS 44) with Karol Kawiaka, Peter Robbie, Benoit Roisin

Major classes taken:

SART 15, 16, 25, 29, 65, 66; ENGS 20, 21, 41, 44; ARTH 5

Major journey:

I struggled between an Engineering major and a Studio Art major for architecture, and the thing that most convinced me about my Studio Art major was that the one term I didn’t take a Studio Art class, I was exponentially more unhappy. I also had a much better relationship with my Studio Art professors than the intro Engineering professors.

Major-specific activities:

Member of Arc@D

Thesis status:

Planning on the senior seminars Winter and Spring next year, hopefully with Karol Kawiaka.

Other activities:

Ledyard Canoe Club – secretary; Sigma Delta Sorority – Programming Chair; Sheba Dance Troupe; Arc@D

Off-campus program:

Italian LSA in Rome 08S; Jatun Sacha Foundation in Tena, Ecuador 09W

Internship experience:

Diane Louise, Aurora Fine Art Gallery/Zoez Window Gallery, Salesman, 07X, Anchorage, AK

sliderKate I. Schnippering ‘10 SART-KateSchnip
F09-S10 D-plan: R-R-R
Studio Art and Computer Science

Favorite and least favorite things about your department:

I love the profs, small and open classes, great feedback, and encouragement of so many kinds of work (never have I been told I can only do something one particular way).  I love that the work is fun, but serious and demanding and real. I wish there were more courses with ties to technology and Film Studies.

Important info for potential majors:

Studio Art is a lot of hard work.  Commit yourself to the major if you love it and could not live without it.

Talk to me if:

you have questions about time management or motivation or inspiration or whether you can take it on or how you can balance it with other completely different things (science!) or just want to talk.

Most valuable academic info learned:

Let your work change how you view the world, how you interact with others.  Never cease to marvel, to question, and doubt (yourself and everything).

Favorite class and professor:

Sculpture I with John Lee, as it opened my eyes to so many new ideas and ways of working (in part because my concentration is not Sculpture).

Major classes taken:

SART 15, 16, 20, 25, 27, 71

Major journey:

From the age of 3 my parents informed me I would be an artist.  I shrugged them off and originally decided on Biology, and then Computer Science, for a while focusing more on music and doing no studio art whatsoever.  Then I realized something was not quite right and decided to take Drawing I sophomore spring.  There was no turning back.  Despite many insane terms having perhaps the two most time-consuming majors, I have no regrets.

Major-specific activities:

Various projects – Energy Pledge, ECO mug, game graphics.

Thesis status:

Top secret.

Other activities:

Cellist, game design, sustainability: Green Lite, TA.

Off-campus program:

Tokyo LSA+, 07X

Internship experience:

Next Jump, Software Development Intern. Summer 2009, Cambridge, MA.

sliderGeoffrey Holman    ’10 SART-GeoffreyHolman
F09-S10 D-plan: R-R-R
Studio Art (Photography)/Human Biology
Pre-Med

Favorite and least favorite things about your department:

By far my favorite thing about the studio art department is that class doesn’t feel like class, homework doesn’t feel like homework; it’s a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of Dartmouth and dive into something totally different from any other class you’ll take here.  In fact, you’ll find yourself dedicating tons of time to your art, but none of it is burdensome or unpleasant like almost all other studying!  In fact, work becomes fun.  The only bad thing about the department is you spend so much time working on one class that you don’t have time to take more than one at a time!

Important info for potential majors:

Make sure to spread your studio art classes out, one per term!  Don’t skip any terms, you’ll find yourself miserable with a 3 course load of non artistic class work.  And don’t be afraid to try classes in media that seems intimidating, these can often be the most fun and rewarding!

Talk to me if:

Talk to me if you’re pre-med!  The pre-med/studio art combination is one of the greatest inventions ever.

Most valuable academic info learned:

Make sure to take a balanced course load, not bunching up 3 bio classes or 3 government classes in one term, as that just gets overwhelming that much quicker.

Favorite class and professor:

Brenda Garand/Sculpture 1, Virginia Beahan/Photo 1-4, Louise Hamlin/Printmaking 1

Major classes taken:

SART 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 75; ARTH 2

Major journey:

I stumbled into Photo 2 my freshman winter without having taken Photo 1 or Drawing 1, for that matter, because of weird enrollment patterns that led to an empty class.  It was love at first shot.

Thesis status:

Intended photography thesis with professor Virginia Beahan.

Other activities:

Dartmouth Ski Patrol – Training Officer
Hanover Fire Dept. – Call Firefighter
Alpha Chi Alpha – Brother

Internship experience:

Moment Skis, Intern, Reno Nevada, 09X – making skis, product photography, website updating, hanging out, skiing!