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Plymouth Magazine archives

Nick Sevigney in the studio.

Nick Sevigney, Artist and Teacher

March 15th, 2011 by Hyung Park

PSU Professor of Ceramics Nick Sevigney helps students find their artistic voices while nurturing on his own.

after school art class

After School Special

December 21st, 2009 by Hyung Park

An art class that provides teaching moments—and fun—for all by Barbra Alan It’s 3:30 p.m., and Jennifer Bradbury ’05, assisted by art education majors Julie Nichols and Betsy Brooker, is buzzing around D&M 311, taking stock of the classroom before her students arrive. Paints? Check. Brushes? Check. Juice and snacks? Check. If you guessed that […]

Banner design by BFA graphic design student Bethany Mayo '09.

Designs on Success

June 22nd, 2009 by Hyung Park

New curriculum and more opportunities in graphic design by Barbra Alan The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the field of graphic design will grow 10 percent over the next decade, and that job seekers in the field will face some strong competition. To help give their students a more competitive edge and better […]

Susan Tucker with student.

The Artist as Teacher

February 18th, 2009 by Hyung Park

by Betsy Cheney ’89, ’99G, photos by John Anderson In the dusty industrial-looking pottery studio tucked into a back corner of the Draper & Maynard Building, pottery wheels whirred, and students and faculty slapped and kneaded bulk clay to ready it for “Bowl-a-palooza”—a six-hour bowl-making marathon for Empty Bowls, an event that raises funds to […]

Barbara Dearborn's massive triptych Freeways measures 102" by 48".

A Legacy of Learning and Art

May 6th, 2008 by Hyung Park

The legacy of the late Barbara Dearborn, a professor of mathematics at PSU for more than 35 years, lives on through two scholarships that reflect her dual passions for math and art. The Barbara Dearborn Endowed Mathematics Scholarship, which was established by Dearborn and her husband Dennis in 1982, is a merit-based scholarship awarded each […]

Sketch of a bridge in Rumney, NH.

On-site Insights on a New Hampshire Town

October 14th, 2007 by Hyung Park

By Elizabeth W. Cheney ’89, ’99G When Karl Drerup came to Plymouth Teachers College in 1946 as the sole art instructor, little did he imagine the art department as it would grow to be in 2007. When Drerup retired in 1968, the de­partment he founded comprised 10 instructors and 133 students. Today, the department boasts […]

Cynthia Vascak

Finding Their Inner Artists

March 20th, 2005 by Hyung Park

by Kristin Proulx Jarvis Sketching plant life during a nature hike. Creating a bright mural of undersea creatures. Learning geometry by recreating Picasso or Kandinsky. Letting paintings, drawings and collages inspire the writing process. Improving reading skills with rhythm and music. Mastering the events of the Civil Rights era through dramatic performance.

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Art Department

Nick Sevigney
Art Department Chairperson 2014-17
Ceramics Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Art

Draper & Maynard Building, Room 207
Phone: 603-535-2201
Email: (Debra Stalnaker, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2938

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MSC #21B
Plymouth, NH 03264