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Sue Johnson workshops
Sue Johnson led various design workshops with Stevenson students
 
Sue Johnson, AVCD's Spring 2016 Artist-in-Residence, spent three full days with Visual Communication Design, Digital Marketing and Fashion Design majors. These design students explored museum collections, practiced watercolor painting techniques and designed their own repeat patterns.
 
Workshop in the Museum
The group visited the Walter's Art Museum to explore, draw and photograph different collections
 

Students practiced their watercolor skills and learned new techniques
 
Practicing Patterns
They also had the chance to create their own repeat patterns and explore surface design
 
Subliminality was the theme of Sue's lecture and of her exhibition featured in the School of Design's gallery. Professor Johnson exhibits nationally and internationally and teaches at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Stevenson was very happy to have her as this Spring's Artist-in-Residence.
 
Sue Johnson demonstrates watercolor techniques
Sue Johnson demonstrated watercolor techniques for the students
 

Sue Johnson Artist-in-Residence
VCD welcomes Sue Johnson as their Spring 2016 Artist-in-Residence

The Visual Communication Design program welcomes visual artist Sue Johnson as their Spring 2016 Artist-in-Residence. Johnson's work "explores the role of the artist in creating new knowledge and history of collections and collectors." The A-I-R visit kicks off on Wednesday, February 17th with a lecture by Johnson in the Rockland Banquet Room. The lecture begins at 6:15 with a reception before it at 5:30.

A reception will then be held on Thursday, February 18th for her exhibit Subliminality which is currently on display in the School of Design Gallery now through March 9th. Subliminality is composed of two wallpaper series' that contain messages by juxtaposing the rare and the usual from ancient times and using objects to create puzzles that express concern for the environment. The reception will be held for the show from 5:30–7 on Owings Mills North. Both receptions and the lecture are free and open to the public.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in a 3-day workshop led by Johnson to explore surface patterns and visual imagery as a one-credit option. During the experience, students will get to visit the Walters Art Museum to sketch and photograph museum collections, participate in a painting workshop, and generate surface patterns in a digital workshop. 
 

 
 
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