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Student Research

Independent studies allow students to explore their interests in their fields of study, and research assistantships familiarize students with how professional study is conducted by assisting a professor with a research project. Below is a list of recent research projects undertaken by students in the visual arts program.

INDEPENDENT STUDENT RESEARCH

Art Crimes Throughout History: Theft and Forgery
Fall 2009
Academic program: Art Education
Faculty advisor: Jennifer Baker
Student researcher: Erin Frappier
Student investigation focused on the history of forgery, theft, and museum hoaxes past and present.

Botanical Illustration
Fall 2009
Academic Program: Progressive Program (Focus ES/Art)
Student researcher: Ruth Larkin
Design and illustration in preparation for producing a compendium of species in the GMC Herbarium, collected from the College's Deane Preserve.

Personalized Focus in Ceramics
Spring 2006
Academic program: Fine Arts
Faculty advisor: Karen Swyler
Student assistant: Derek Anderson
Student investigations have advanced pottery techniques and incorporated the business practices necessary to become a self-supporting artist.

Glaze Calculation
Fall 2005
Academic program: Fine Arts
Faculty advisor: Karen Swyler
Student assistant: Lindsey McFarland
Creation of several new glaze formulae, with application to a thrown tea set of original design.



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