Around Campus - Ceramics 1

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 29, 2024 at 1:45 PM

Students in Andrea Olmstead's Ceramics class put some final touches on their projects  during ceramics class in Conlon Fine Arts. This course introduces students to the basic methods and techniques of designing and creating with clay as a medium. A variety of hand building and glazing techniques are introduced through the study of both sculptural and functional form. Learn more about our Fine Art Program here.

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Topics: Humanities, Fine Art

Young Falcons Academy Week Kick Off

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 20, 2024 at 5:15 PM

Today the university kicked off its Young Falcons Academy week, where students from Fitchburg and Leominster public middle schools partake in a week full of activities on campus. After a tour this morning, these students visited our Recreation Center, learned about clubs and organizations from current Fitchburg State students, social media, visual arts, and more. Here, Fine Arts Professors Petri Flint and Andrea Olmstead lead students in a color-centric project.

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Topics: Humanities, Fine Art

Gallery Reception: “A Wide Golden Blue”

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 26, 2024 at 10:30 AM

Yesterday afternoon at the Hammond Hall Art Gallery, Artist Candice Ivy discussed her artistic process at the opening of her show “A Wide Golden Blue.” Ivy spoke of how the ever changing environment influences her work. 

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Fine Art

Around Campus - Ceramics: Pinch Pot

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 22, 2024 at 11:00 AM

Students in Andrea Olmstead's Ceramics class worked on pinch pot vessels during this morning's ceramics class in Conlon Fine Arts. . A pinch pot is a simple form of hand-made pottery produced from ancient times to the present, a great starting point for the beginning of the semester. Learn more about our Fine Art Program here.

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Topics: Humanities, Fine Art

Exhibit Set Up in Hammond Hall Art Gallery

Posted by Andy Cunningham on January 10, 2024 at 1:30 PM

Artist Candice Ivy and Fine Arts Professor Andrea Olmstead set up Candace’s exhibit “A Wide Golden Blue” in Fitchburg State University’s Hammond Hall Art Gallery. “A Wide Golden Blue” will be on display in the Hammond Hall Art Gallery from Tuesday, Jan. 16 to Sunday, March 1, 2024. There will be a reception with the artist at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m. at the gallery, located in Hammond Hall at 160 Pearl St. Admission is free and open to the public. Read more here.

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Topics: Events, Community, Campus, Humanities, Fine Art

Around Campus - The Art of Puppetry

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 19, 2023 at 11:45 AM

Last week, students in Professor Sally Moore's The Art of Puppetry class put the finishing touches on their puppets, including attaching the "marionette controller".. The course explores shape, form and movement as it relates to character, mood and atmosphere. The history of the art of puppetry from around the world is discussed through images, videos and readings. Students learn how to construct masks, shadow puppets, hand and rod puppets, and marionettes, and will work in groups to put on performances of folk tales from various parts of the world. Puppetry is also examined as a tool in education, therapy and advertising. Learn more about our Fine Art Program here.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Humanities, Fine Art

Font Design Student Work Exhibitions

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 13, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Graphic Design Professor  Donald Tarallo demonstrates how to mount and cut out typeface examples on foam core to his Font Design Students before they prepared their own works which will be on exhibit. The student's work can be viewed here at the Fitchburg State University Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library December 13, 2023 - May 5, 2024, and the Worcester Public Library January 3 - 31, 2024. The work will be displayed on the first floor of both locations.

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Topics: Student Experience, Communications/Media, Fine Art

Around Campus - Ceramics: Slab Method

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 20, 2023 at 10:45 AM

Students in Andrea Olmstead's Ceramics class worked on vessels they made using the coil method of pottery. The slab building technique starts with smooth slabs of clay that are formed around molds or shaped and cut by hand; these students are making boxes. Learn more about our Fine Art Program here.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Humanities, Fine Art

Around Campus - Faculty Art Show Reception

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 3, 2023 at 1:05 PM

The CenterStage annual Faculty Show Gallery Reception was held yesterday afternoon in the Hammond Hall Art Gallery. The reception was included a film and video screening in Ellis White Lecture Hall. The Faculty Show will run until December 15th. To learn more, visit our CenterStage page.

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Topics: Faculty, Humanities, Communications/Media, Fine Art

Ceramics: Finishing of the Coil Method Vessel

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 18, 2023 at 2:47 PM

Students in Andrea Olmstead's Ceramics put some final touches on vessels  using the coil method of pottery. Coil pottery is a method of handbuilding pottery where a potter forms a base, walls, and style by combining clay coils (or cylinders). The potter rolls the clay into coils, stacks the coils together, and joins the coils through pressure creating a vessel. Learn more about our Fine Art Program here.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Humanities, Fine Art