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Eileen Bushnell

Professor
School of Art
College of Art and Design

585-475-2731
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Eileen Bushnell

Professor
School of Art
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; MFA, Indiana State University

585-475-2731

Currently Teaching

FNAS-399
0 Credits
The Fine Arts Studio Part-Time Co-op will provide students with the option to work with established artists or in fine art related businesses. Students may apply for co-ops with businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of a faculty member to enroll. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer).
FNAS-499
0 Credits
The Fine Arts Studio Co-op will provide students with the option to work with established artists or in fine art related businesses. Students may apply for co-ops with businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of a faculty member to enroll. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer).
FNAS-498
1 - 6 Credits
The Fine Arts Studio Internship will provide students with the option to work with established artists or in fine art related businesses. Students may apply for internships to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll.
FNAS-799
1 - 6 Credits
Fine Arts Studio Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty advisor will propose a course of study. Fine Arts Studio Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA **
FNAS-890
1 - 10 Credits
After creating a body of artwork derived from the student’s thesis proposal, the student must exhibit this work in a gallery. In the exhibition space, during this show, the student will meet with the thesis committee to examine the success of the artwork in relation to the proposal. The student will be expected to orally present and defend the ideas explored through the artwork. The student will conclude the thesis process by explaining the work and putting it into both a personal and artistic context in a written and published document.
FNAS-602
3 Credits
Graduate students in the fine arts studio program may choose any combination of fine arts studio classes: painting, non-toxic printmaking, sculpture or expanded forms to meet the 24 credit course requirements in their major. Course may be repeated. Fine Arts Studio: Non-Toxic Printmaking is designed to introduce advanced non-toxic printmaking technical concepts that may include non-toxic printmaking techniques such as Intaglio-Type, screen, relief, monoprint, digital transfer, halftone, photo, and the art of the master printer. The focus will be on non-toxic intaglio printmaking research and how to creatively apply techniques that will result in sophisticated works of art. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**.
FNAS-599
1 - 6 Credits
Fine Arts Studio Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study. Fine Arts Studio Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
FNAS-401
3 Credits
This course gives fine arts studio students a capstone experience focused on the production and exhibition of a culminating body of artwork. Students will participate in an articulated process of making. This will involve the engagement in comprehensive research that expands and supports the work, the articulation of a rational for the use of media and process, the creation of sketches and models, and the refinement of work through periods of critiquing and editing. All of this will culminate in the professional presentation of oral, written, and visual work that contextualizes their position within contemporary artistic practice. Students will also be involved in every aspect of their senior show from creating the work, installing the exhibition, and preparing marketing materials.
FNAS-550
3 Credits
A focused immersion into a selected traditional or contemporary process, technique, medium or material used in the creation of artwork. Topic will be determined by faculty teaching the course. A subtopic course description will be published each term the course is offered. This course can be repeated.
FNAS-514
3 Credits
Creative flow, having an endless stream of ideas, alternatives, and choices for solutions, helps creative work evolve and reach more advanced levels. In this course students develop appropriate skills and strategies to generate ideas and develop them effectively.
STAR-790
3 Credits
In this first of two thesis courses students will choose their committee members and work with them to finalize and approve a thesis proposal while beginning the thesis body of work. Through several mandatory meetings faculty advisors will give feedback on writing, direction and visual studio work produced in preparation for the thesis exhibition.
STAR-578
3 Credits
This course is a comprehensive introduction to non-toxic silkscreen printing concepts and techniques. Organized to create a broad introductory experience, the course will focus on the expansion of problem solving and skill building within the context of screen-printing. The course addresses a wide variety of media, tools, techniques both traditional and technological and the theoretical concepts to facilitate skill development and experimentation with process. Accumulative aspects of the curriculum include the exploration of historical and cultural concepts of materiality and the multiple, intertwined with aspects of personal interpretation and experience. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
PRNT-501
3 Credits
This course is designed to introduce advanced non-toxic printmaking concepts and techniques. The focus will be on non-toxic intaglio printmaking research and how to creatively apply techniques that will result in sophisticated works of art. Course may be repeated. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
PRNT-201
3 Credits
This course is a comprehensive introduction to non-toxic printmaking concepts and techniques. Organized to create a broad introductory experience, the course will focus on the expansion of problem solving and skill building within the context of printmaking. 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. Accumulative aspects of the curriculum include the exploration of historical and cultural concepts of materiality and the multiple intertwined with aspects of personal interpretation and experience. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
STAR-714
3 Credits
Creative flow, having an endless stream of ideas, alternatives, and choices for solutions, helps creative work evolve and reach more advanced levels. In this course students develop appropriate skills and strategies to generate ideas and develop them effectively into a cohesive body of work.
STAR-890
6 Credits
For this final thesis course students continue working with their committee to evaluate work produced, and select the work to be exhibited. In addition, students will work with gallery coordinators and curators to install and exhibit their final body of work. Students are expected to defend their work to the committee through an oral defense and a written document.

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Bushnell, Eileen Feeney. "An exploration of biological and cultural paradigms through the use of microbes in printmaking." College Art Association. (2018). Print.