University of Alaska Southeast

Digital Artist in Residence Offers Spring Classes

Juneau, Alaska
Date of Press Release: December 12, 2007

UAS welcomes back Seattle artist John Fehringer as an Artist-In-Residence in Digital Fine Art for spring semester, 2008. Mr. Fehringer is an award-winning artist who has been highly recognized for his accomplished artwork. Having lived in Juneau in the 80’s and 90’s, he may be best known here for his airbrush paintings of Southeast Alaska. Since moving to Seattle in the mid-90’s, Mr. Fehringer has trained extensively in digital technology for fine art (art for art’s sake) and for applied (commercial) art. Clients include Columbia Resource Group,  a media group based in Seattle with worldwide clients; Watts / Silverstein Inc., one of the original digital media consultants and production companies on the West Coast; and Digicolor Media / Seattle, a northwest digital production house for visual communication. He now owns and runs his own digital media company, Fehringer Studios, out of Seattle, Port Townsend and now Juneau. His separate publishing company, Windsong Editions, publishes and distributes his limited edition fine art prints to galleries throughout the US and Canada.

The two studio courses that Mr. Fehringer will offer at UAS spring semester will focus on a fine art perspective. For UAS students who are admitted as degree-seeking, registration for spring semester is now open. For community members who would like to take courses at UAS, registration will open on November 26. Registration for all Art courses at UAS can be done online at the following link:
http://www.uas.alaska.edu/schedule/spring08/registration/index.html
UAS spring semester classes start mid-January. Following are course descriptions.

John Fehringer classes Spring 2008
ART 293     ST: Digital Studio: Art in Motion     3 CR
Sundays     8:30a - 5:30p     1/20 - 3/16

This course will provide an introduction into the world of creative technology and motion through the study of various traditional and digital art principles and practices. This course is particularly suitable for the student who would like to explore art and motion through the practice and principles of traditional and digital art applications. No prior experience with creating motion art is assumed. The only requirement is a desire to explore one’s creative muse with a positive and engaging attitude.

Prerequisites: Comfort using a computer for everyday tasks, like email and searching the web.

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ART 293     ST: Digital Studio: Art and Technology     3 CR
Saturdays     8:30a - 5:30p     1/19 - 3/15


This course will provide an introduction into the world of creative technology through study of various traditional and digital art principles and practices. This course is particularly suitable for the student who would like to explore the possibilities of creative expression through the understanding and application of digital art technology. No prior experience with creating art is assumed. The only requirement is a willingness to explore one’s creative muse with a positive and engaging attitude.

Prerequisites: Comfort using a computer for everyday tasks, like email and searching the web.

Contacts:

Jane Terzis

University of Alaska Southeast

(907) 586-2368