Lois Peterson

Faculty

Professor 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

Current

ART-099 (Senior Show), ART-117 (Studio Foundations), ART-248 (Elementary Art Education), ART-299 (Junior Seminar), and ART-399 (Senior Seminar)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
ART-248Elementary Art Education192013/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-117Studio Foundations172013/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-242Wheel Thrown Ceramics I132007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2000/FA, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
ART-247Art Education Fundamentals112004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
ART-249Elementary Art Methods102004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, and 1999/FA
ART-382Wheel Thrown Ceramics II92007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2000/FA, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
ART-243Handbuilt Ceramic Sculpture I72006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2001/FA, and 2001/SP
ART-383Handbuilt Ceramic Sculpture II72006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2001/FA, and 2001/SP
CUR-230Visual Experience42012/FA, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, and 2007/FA
ART-268Career Exploration42007/JN, 2006/JN, 2004/JN, and 2003/JN
ART-099Senior Show22012/FA and 2007/SP
ART-399Senior Seminar22012/FA and 2001/FA
MUS-170Symphony Orch-S Africa12012/JN
NDL-230South Africa and Namibia12009/JN
ART-115Vessels As Art12006/JN
IDS-100Body, Mind, and Art12001/JN
ART-103Raku Ceramics12000/JN

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.