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Interested in animation? What about video art? Ever tried printmaking? The Art Department is offering a range of exciting courses for the spring 2023 semester.

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The brand new course ART 200J: 2D Animation (FAR, AI) is a studio art course designed to engage students in the practice of making animation by transforming drawings and vector images into animated moving images, using a range of software. Individual Wacom tablets, along with several large Cintiq Wacom tablets, will be used for digital drawing. Students will be introduced to historical and contemporary animations and moving image language.

Professor Joshua McGowan will teach this course from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the Hedberg Library computer lab starting in February 2023. If you have questions about the course, please contact Prof. McGowan at


Also next semester is an additional course focused on a range of visual storytelling processes utilizing moving image and time-based media — ART 1072: FOUNDATIONS, TIME: MOVEMENT + DIGITAL (FAR, AI) — offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. This course has a sampling of contemporary art practices to explore: video art, sound art, stop motion, performance, and light-based art. Professor Jojin Van Winkle developed this course several years ago and will teach it this spring.

Printmaking: Relief

In ART 2330 Printmaking: Relief (FAR, AI), students develop drawings and designs that they then cut into wood and other materials to create a “matrix” or “plate.” These plates are run through a printing press with specialty papers, enabling students to create multiples. This course is taught by Lisa Bigalke, adjunct faculty of art, from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Several of her large relief prints are on exhibition in the H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art’s current exhibition, “Ope, Not Ope.”

We hope you will consider taking one of these courses this spring!

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Art Department, Photography and Film and New Media Program

For more information, contact:

Jojin Van Winkle: