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I’m Free!

by Alumni Posts November 19, 2012

2 paintings, 2 handmade wooden frames and 3 posters. 52.5 hours of in-class time and at least the same amount, if not more, working outside of class, so over one hundred hours spent on the show. It sounds easy making art 24/7, fun even, but it was so demanding of your time/energy/skill/brain. I literally would go […]

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Hi All!!

by Alumni Posts September 11, 2012

Hi all! I am new to the Fontbonne University blogging community so an introduction is only appropriate. My name is Kelia, pronounced “Kayla.” A lot of people, teachers included, know me as “Kayla,” but freak out when they see my name on paper. So don’t worry if when you read my name on paper you […]

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Grinding paint like the masters.

by Alumni Posts April 30, 2012

I have been taking Victor Wang’s Oil Painting Techniques class this semester. In the class we go through the painting methods of three master painters;  Jan Van Eyck, Titian, and Peter Paul Rubens. These three painters exemplify the three central methods of traditional oil painting. Since I have been learning about traditional painting methods, I have […]

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Visiting Artists

by Alumni Posts April 19, 2012

Every few months the art department invites a visiting artist to come and do a critique with the graduate students. Most of them are professors from nearby schools, but sometimes they are more prominent painters. For the last two days we have been spending time with Jerome Witkin. He is a phenomenal painter with works […]

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Change is Good

by Alumni Posts April 16, 2012

Well, this is it. There’s just four weeks left of my first year of college! I can hardly believe it. This past week was quite a busy one, with final projects being introduced and other class related things to do. SHESA (Student Human Environmental Sciences Association) is sponsoring Denim Day in a couple of weeks, […]

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A week in St. Louis.

by Alumni Posts March 12, 2012

This has been a great week! The weather is finally starting to look like Spring, so my wife and I started off the week by going to the zoo. We visited all of our favorite animals, like the new baby lion who was chomping on a big bone. Kenzi, the baby elephant was adorable as […]

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Friday at the St. Louis Art Museum

by Alumni Posts February 27, 2012

One of the greatest things about St. Louis, in my opinion, is the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM). The museum is free to the public and hosts a great collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptures. I go there quite a bit since it is located in Forest Park which is right by Fontbonne! […]

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Why Art?

by Lizzie February 16, 2012

Would you like to know my major? Well, tell me what you think! I am a Fine Arts Major, and I’m also planning on doing Education as well. I’ve been drawing ever since I was about 5 or 6 years old. Boring, right? Not quite. As the years came by, I began to open myself […]

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This is my esteemed professor, Victor. Ah… I mean, Mr. Wang.

by Alumni Posts February 8, 2012

After my senior year of high school, I was a little lost on where I wanted to go for college. I knew that I wanted to study art but I hadn’t found a place that felt right. My high school art teacher recommended me for a summer art camp hosted at Fontbonne University. I hadn’t […]

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A Different Kinda Valentine…

by Alumni Posts February 6, 2012

If you’re not from these parts you might not have ever heard of SCOSAG a.k.a. St. Louis City Open Studio and Gallery located on our city’s south side in beautiful Tower Grove Park. It started out as a unique and special place to expose children to art even if they weren’t “artistic,” and it has […]

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