Randal Thurston

Professor & Program Director, Art & Design

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Program Director, Foundation Studies & Fine Arts & Professor, Fine Arts

Teaching Philosophy

My primary goal is to help every student I work with speak in a clear and distinct voice. This involves making my students aware of and conversant in the history of art and the mechanics of their craft. It is achieved through combining the expressed and implied curriculums in such a way that there is a maximum opportunity for the students to develop as individuals while understanding they are part of a larger community. In many ways the most significant and practical legacy of their education is the self-critical viewpoint that is developed through rigorous critique and a thorough understanding of studio practice.

Education

  • MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University
  • BFA, Southeastern Massachusetts University

Recent Professional Highlights

  • 2014: Participating Artist, Green Line Extension Integrated Art Program
  • 2013: Still Life Lives!, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
  • 2012: Contemporary Drawing with South Coast Connections, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
  • 2011: Cannot be Described in Words: Drawing Expanded, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
  • 2010: As Above, So Below, Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA
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Courses Taught

  • Fine Arts Thesis
  • Printmaking
  • Advanced Printmaking
  • Drawing: Language of Light
  • Advanced Drawing Issues