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Lucinda Kasser

Associate Professor

Contact

Phone: 209.931.9474
Email: lkasser@pacific.edu
Website: lucindakasser.com

Office Hours

Jeannette Powell Art Center 108

Education

MA, California State University, Sacramento, 1989

BA, Humboldt State University, 1979

Curriculum Vitae 

Teaching Philosophy

As a teacher of art in a liberal arts context it is my goal to help students develop, through direct experiences in art, a set of skills, sensibilities, and understandings that enhance their ability to create meaning. It is also my intention to promote behaviors basic to the creative problem solving process, including an ability to focus, a tolerance of uncertainty, an appreciation of complexity, a spirit of experimentation, and courage to take their own thoughts, intuitions and solutions seriously.
Visual art is a mode of communication that takes many forms, is utilized for many diverse reasons and is present in a variety of contexts. It can be a means of knowing and of understanding the world in all of its splendor as well as its depravity. It is a realm in which human intellect and emotion are equally and,ideally, reciprocally engaged. Akin to verbal language, yet unique in form and transmission, the visual arts can be used to record, to decorate, to inform, to conceptualize, to inspire, to lament, to manipulate, and to provide catharsis. As an art educator it is my charge to facilitate the development of students artistic literacy, promoting their own abilities to express a broad range of ideas through visual art as well as their ability to interpret the expressions of others.

Scholarly Interest

Painting focusing on the landscape, people, and industries of California.

 

ARTS 005 Drawing
ARTS 021 Life Drawing 1 
ARTS 023 Painting 1
ARTS 057 Watercolor
ARTS 121 Life Drawing 2
ARTS 123 Painting 2
ARTS 125 Painting 3
ARTS 181 Art Studio Seminar 1
ARTS 185 Art Studio Seminar 3
ARTS 191 ST: Mobile Digital Art