Mixed Media: Art & Nature
June 5 – 16, 2017
UNL Cedar Point Biological Station, Ogallala, NE
Undergraduate course: ARTP 383 3 Credits (ACE 7)
Graduate & Professional course: ARTP 896 3 credits
Field School amenities: comfortable housing, dining facilities, 900+ acres of UNL owned prairie and red cedar canyons, library and classroom spaces, research labs, WiFi, friendly, inviting atmosphere
Mixed Media: Art & Nature is an upper-level studio art course open to undergraduate and graduate UNL students, as well as K-12 teachers. Students will earn 3 credits in an intensive, two-week field course taught at Cedar Point Biological Station in western Nebraska. Professor Eddie Dominguez will teach techniques, materials, and concepts to explore nature through artistic expression.
Drawing is an entry point to awaken awareness of the natural world, environmental issues, and perception beyond realism. Coursework will help students discover individual creativity inspired by science, nature, and experience in the field station environment. Techniques may include drawing, collage, rubbings, incorporation of gathered ephemeral materials and natural weathering actions on paper.
Instructor Eddie Dominguez is a leading artist in contemporary ceramic and multimedia art whose use of expressive color and line reflect his interest in symbols and imagery that communicate emotion, ethnicity and gender. He was born in Tucumcari, New Mexico, and received his BFA from Cleveland Art Institute, and his MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Dominquez has been awarded two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and has led workshops at Anderson Ranch, Colorado; Tamarind Institute, New Mexico; Haystack Mountain School, Maine; Rhode Island School of Design; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan. He is currently an Associate Professor of ceramics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
For K-12 Teachers: UNL summer courses offer teachers an opportunity to reconnect to their own artistic processes, learn about new processes/techniques, and pursue professional development that enables salary advancement within their district’s pay scale.
Tuition and Fees
Total costs of the program include field station housing, three meals per day, UNL tuition, and a $50 materials fee. *Field course designation saves students money through reduced facilities fees.
Undergraduate: Room & Board $470/2 weeks + Tuition $675.75 + $50 materials fee
Graduate: Room & Board $470/2 weeks + Tuition $891.75 + $50 materials fee
Course enrollment opens November 2016. A Room & Board deposit of $500 reserves your place. It must be paid in full and is non-refundable. Participants will receive a permission code for online course registration in spring 2017.
For more information, contact Program Coordinator Amanda Breitbach at email@example.com