Lois Peterson

Emeriti

Professor Emerita in Art and Art History

Teaching in a liberal arts environment has allowed me to explore the broad areas of interest I enjoy. After graduating with a degree in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse I taught art in public schools for 7 years before entering Graduate School to earn an MFA in Ceramics/Drawing with a minors in Museum Science and Art History from Texas Tech University. After being a visiting assistant art professor for two years at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, I accepted a position at Gustavus. My recent art consist of large scale figurative and abstract drawings imploying a range of drawing mediums, but predominantly done in oil sticks. Currently I teach Studio Foundations, Art Education Methods and the Visual Experience, a curriculum II course, focused on art making in the 21st Century. My personal studio is located in Saint Peter, Mn.  My work has been exhibited both regionally and nationally in galleries and art centers. In recent years I have taught workshops and courses in Italy and South Africa where I value the interaction with people from various cultures and the enrichment we receive from the immersion in global topics. I love the Upper Mississippi River Valley and frequently kayak it's backwaters,looking at the natural world and its ability to connect all living things.

Education

B.S. in Art Education, University of Wisconsin in La Crosse; M.F.A. in Ceramics and Drawing, minor in Museum Science Texas Tech University



Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
ART-248 Elementary Art Education 24 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, and 1999/SP
ART-117 Studio Foundations 23 2015/FA, 2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, and 2007/FA
ART-242 Wheel Thrown Ceramics I 13 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2000/FA, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
ART-247 Art Education Fundamentals 11 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
ART-249 Elementary Art Methods 10 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, and 1999/FA
ART-382 Wheel Thrown Ceramics II 9 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2000/FA, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
ART-383 Handbuilt Ceramic Sculpture II 7 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2001/FA, and 2001/SP
ART-243 Handbuilt Ceramic Sculpture I 7 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2001/FA, and 2001/SP
CUR-230 Visual Experience 4 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2007/FA
ART-268 Career Exploration 4 2007/JN, 2006/JN, 2004/JN, and 2003/JN
ART-399 Senior Seminar 3 2014/SP, 2012/FA, and 2001/FA
ART-099 Senior Show 3 2014/SP, 2012/FA, and 2007/SP
ART-299 Junior Seminar 2 2015/SP and 2014/SP
MUS-170 Symphony Orch-S Africa 1 2012/JN
NDL-230 South Africa and Namibia 1 2009/JN
ART-115 Vessels As Art 1 2006/JN
IDS-100 Body, Mind, and Art 1 2001/JN
ART-103 Raku Ceramics 1 2000/JN
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.