An introduction to the understanding and practice of visual art
by Professor Lois Peterson Photography by Alex Messenger
The objective of the course which this book outlines is to create a highly concentrated experience in visual art. This class aims to encourage the beginning student, while providing new perspectives for the more experienced artists. Every student must engage in the fundamental aspects of design to build an adequate foundation and be prepared for the next level of art study. Each student will examine various techniques and concepts and, by learning and practicing these approaches, is encouraged to learn about the art of design and the work of seeing, and is challenged to creatively express oneself through art.
Based in Minnesota, Alex Messenger is a creative and technical professional focused on producing engaging and compelling photography, video, prints, graphics, stories and text. He studied Studio Art and Writing at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, receiving his B.A. with honors in 2010. Alex is also an expert in backcountry canoe travel and equipment and is a member of the St. Louis County Rescue Squad.