Kathleen VanDeMark Associate Professor
College of Business Office BUS 303
Professional activities and areas of interest
Area of Study at Michigan State University: Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking with an additional minor in the crafts i.e.; Pottery, jewelry and fiber. My professional activities include: Teaching Basic Design in the Visual Design and Web Media program at Ferris State University. Maintaining a painting, printmaking and illustration studio from which I exhibit and sell my work. Tending a small flock of Shetland sheep and angora goats from which I create fiber pieces for exhibition and sales. Member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts Most recent exhibition: September 5-21, 2003 5th International Women of the West Fine Art Show in Dubois Wyoming. Two pieces juried for exhibition: "Moondog had a Big Heart" and "Strength of Blue Horses". Complete exhibition record available upon request. Current research: woodblock books from the 1100's - contemporary woodblock-book prints and technique. Understanding the flat, high contrast style of painting developed by the French painter Manet. Cross-breeding sheep to develop a long fiber that is fine yet strong. Personal favorite activities: riding motorcycles, riding Dressage and driving horses, hiking, and camping.
Masters in Curriculum Development, Ferris State University
Bachelor of Fine Art, Michigan State University