New Photos from Fred Hagstrom's Fourth Letter!
To see more photos, visit the program photo gallery.
[14 Feb 2013 Image 5]
Photos accompanying Fred Hagstom's Second and Third Letters
[25 Jan 2013 image 6]
Fred Hagstrom, Professor of Studio Art
Fred Hagstrom has led eight Carleton seminars in studio art to the South Pacific. His teaching areas are printmaking, drawing, book arts, and courses that focus on the narrative potential of art. Professor Hagstrom works and teaches in all of the processes of printmaking. His work ranges from large scale relief prints to artist’s books and community-based projects.
The goal of this program is to bring together studio art practice with the challenges and advantages of off-campus study – drawing from nature in a new environment, studying social issues in context, and producing narrative work in response to travel. Students will work both to improve their drawing skills and to see drawing as a unique way to understand the world. The work of the entire term, including both drawing and printmaking projects, will form a visual journal in which the students will record the experiences of travel abroad. Students will examine social and environmental issues, learn about indigenous and post-colonial art and artists, visit with artists, and interact with many people along the way.
[Students on Tongariro Crossing]
Fred Hagstrom is the program director as well as the instructor for all courses, assisted by guest lecturers and visiting artists. The Carleton program partners with Global Education Designs, Brisbane, Australia, for teaching staff and logistical support, including travel, lodging, and food.