Studio Art Practice
A studio art drawing class could pair well with themes of perception, cognition, mindfulness, embodiment, visual culture, gender, etc. providing a different, yet complimentary, experiential approach to theory-based learning.
Colleen Kiely is Associate Professor of Art and has taught studio art courses at Simmons College since 2005. In addition to her regular rotation of courses, Kiely designed a unique upper level studio seminar for Simmons titled "Looking at Herself: Contemporary Women Artists and the Female Body". This course focuses on contemporary figuration by women artists in all media, exploring issues of gender and feminist art practices. Prior to joining Simmons, she taught at institutions including Bowdoin College, Massachusetts College of Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Northeastern University and Montserrat College of Art.