Art + Design Community
Disenfranchised Grief – Exhibit
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During his last year as Dean of the Divinity School, Dr. Gillepsie approached Art+Design chair, Terrill Thomas about showcasing student work in their hallway. Some months later, Dr. Gillepsie retired to attend to some serious health issues. Thomas approached the new Dean, Dr. Ninow with the concept. He agreed to go back to the faculty…

Jackfruit Tacos + Summer FAM Night
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Majors and alumni return in July for the first Summer FAM night. JackFruit Tacos are an amazing vegetarian option – that actually looks like real chicken!

Pro+Circuit Talk: Art Therapy
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Alumni Colleen Stafford Talks about Art Therapy with Art+Design Dept Chair, Terrill Thomas

Art+Design 2017-2018 Video Highlight Reel
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Printmaking Class
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Art + Design students create posters in Professor Tim Musso’s printmaking class

Murals with Lauren Bergey
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Art + Design student Lauren Bergey, with the help of Professor Terrill Thomas, brings her imagination to life through a series of murals on the stairwell walls.

Manzanar Workshop
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Brandstater Gallery artist Mark Baugh-Sasaki along with Art + Design students escape to Manzanar for an inspiration workshop

Desert Raku Firing
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Art + Design majors Randy and Michael join Professor Musso on an over night trip to the Mojave Desert to Raku Fire ceramics

Art+Design Chapel

Art+Design Chapel

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FreshFest 2018
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Face Painting and Henna by Art+Design Majors, Donchelle, Katie, Alefa and Brigitta. Photos ©2018 Paulino Bernal

NEMISIS – Video Walk Through
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Photography shoot at Joshua Tree
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Art+Beach Day to San Diego
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It is a Miracle that Curiosity Survives…
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Crystal Chavez creates a site specific mural for the senior exhibition of Graphic Design BFA majors.

Atlanta Printmaking Conference
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Our own Tim Musso is giving a presentation this Wednesday to share with the department some of the things he learned from his trip to the Atlanta Conference. Please join us at noonin room 101 this Wednesday, April 5th for chocolate chip cookies and Tim‘s presentation!

3D Design Class Visit to Ben Jackel’s Studio
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Ben Jackel hosted the 3D Design class for a studio visit and all day workshop. “Ben Jackel’s studio visit was something that I think both 3-D Design and Ceramics hand-building students would have appreciated! Ben’s cannons exhibited in Providence of Night were built with extruded clay coils, which we were able to do during the…

3D Design Class Hikes for Inspiration
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The 3D Design class taught by Brittany Mojo took a guided hike with design professor Tim Musso looking for inspiration. The hills behind the Art+Design department are a lush green thanks to the heavy spring rains. Tim Musso says “In eight years of hiking Mount Two Bit weekly, I’ve never seen such an explosion of green,…

Camilla Taylor Speaks at La Sierra University
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3/8/17 Camilla Taylor talks about her life as an artist and her current show Gentle and Cruel Taylor current exhibit Gentle and Cruel opened on February 18th at Space 310 in downtown LA. Taylor is a long time friend of ours and we are thrilled to have her visit. Taylor has a studio in Los…

Road Trip to Phoenix Arizona
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Art+Design Family – We would like to invite you to join us on a weekend road trip to Phoenix Arizona Friday March 2–Saturday March 3:   Friday 8am Leave A+D department 3pm Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden 6pm Molly Koehn MFA thesis exhibition 8pm Dinner 10pm Motel 6 in Tempe Saturday 9am James Turrell skyspace 10am Studio Visit with Molly Koehn at ASU campus Graduate Studios noon Pheonix…

Creating a Vector Mango
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Timelapse Vinyl Mural Installation of “Atramento”
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Installation of “Atramento” mural designed by Leslie A. Escudero. The doors are the entrance to the Brandstater Gallery, Department of Art+Design at La Sierra University. The graphic is an innovative solution to provide intrigue while the gallery doors are closed, and then disappear when the gallery doors open. ©2017 Leslie A. Escudero

An A+D Star Wars Christmas
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Christmas Tree Lighting Event at La Sierra University The Department of Art+Design was created a custom backdrop to celebrate the lighting of the Christmas tree! It was a great chance to ring in the holiday season with homemade Indian Chai Tea, Light Sabers and snow!  

Epic Desert Hike Gallery
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ANZA BORREGO HIKE + Going outside on the weekend is a great way to recharge our creative batteries.

A+D Epic Desert Hike
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GOAT CANYON TRESTLE BRIDGE HIKE We headed out to the Anza-Borrego in search of the fabled Goat Canyon Trestle bridge.

A+D Fieldtrip to La Jolla
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The Art+Design Fieldtrip to the La Jolla Art Museum, Torrey Pines & Oceanside Market Night

Summer LA Art Trip
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Hauser Wirth & Schimmel + Grand Central Market + Camilla Taylor Studio Visit The Art+Design department is active throughout the summer – even when school is not in session. There are monthly trips to visit galleries, summer barbecues, hikes and beach days. These informal trips are a great way to recharge our collective creative batteries…

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ALUMNI + ANIMATOR ALEXANDRE KUMPEL FREE PUBLIC LECTURE  ON ART, DESIGN & ANIMATION Alexandre Kumpel graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from LSU in 2012. He continued his studies at Animation Mentor – a 3D animation program developed by working animators. What are you currently doing in life? I’m currently living in Dallas with my…

Garden 1.0
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GARDEN 1.0 In Spring 2014 the department created a garden as a way to connect students to the creative process seen in nature. Every process in gardening mirrors the creative development the department seeks to nurture. Tilling the soil is a way to introduce air, and nutrients back into the ground. Nurturing a seedling, is…

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