Gretchen Ettlie Headshot

Gretchen Ettlie

Adjunct Faculty

College of Art and Design

Gretchen Ettlie

Adjunct Faculty

College of Art and Design

Currently Teaching

FDTN-121
3 Credits
This course is a structured, cumulative introduction to the basic elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Organized to create a broad introductory experience, the course focuses on the development of both a visual and a verbal vocabulary as a means of exploring, developing and understanding two-dimensional compositions. Concepts are introduced through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, research, assigned projects and critiques. The course addresses a wide variety of media, tools, techniques both traditional and technological, and theoretical concepts to facilitate skill development and experimentation with process. Visual comprehension, the ability to organize perceptions and horizontal thinking that crosses other disciplines and theories, are key foundational components to the development of problem solving skills. Accumulative aspects of the curriculum included the exploration of historical and cultural themes and concepts intertwined with aspects of personal interpretation and experience.
ARED-761
3 Credits
This course will examine four topics in media and methods: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Ceramic Hand building, in relation to a student’s individual art practices and interest in teaching art education 6th -12th grades. Course content will include examining the elements of art and principles of design. Media and technique exploration will include graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, watercolor paint, tempera and acrylic paint, low fire clay and low fire glazes in relation to pedagogy. Historical and contemporary perspectives will be introduced for each of the four media topics covered. At the completion of this course, students will apply media, methods and perspectives taught in art education programs. Note: Students will need purchase materials to complete this course. The instructor will provide information on the materials required.
ARED-790
9 Credits
The student teaching practicum is designed to provide the student teacher with in depth pedagogical experiences, real world challenges, and rich learning opportunities. Two student teaching placements are arranged for each student for the duration of 6-7 weeks each. Full-time involvement at the school site is required. The Student Teacher will be under the guidance of experienced mentor teachers and college supervisors. This experience includes observation, full-responsibility planning and teaching, and involvement in the culture of the school setting. Students are assigned a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor for each setting. A Student Teaching Handbook is provided. Students are required to meet state and national standards when teaching. Unit and work sample preparation, instruction and assessment are required. Online technology is utilized in addition to lectures, video and other forms of media.

In the News