Lynn Sondag, BFA, MFA

BFA Savannah College of Art and Design, 1990
MFA California College of the Arts, 1997
Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Art, Art History, and Design
E-mail: lynn.sondag@dominican.edu
Website: www.lynnsondag.com
Dominican Scholar Profile

 

Biography

Lynn taught her first course at Dominican in the Fall of 2002. Five and a half years later, she began teaching full time and chairing the Department of Art, Art History, and Design.  In each of her courses there is a guiding premise to provide students with experiences that develop both intellectual and intuitive skills such as visual literacy, creative inquiry, and craftsmanship. Students learn from a dynamic range of individual and collaborative exchanges between artists, artwork, and audience, in order to discover personal and alternative points of view.

Her top 3 loves of teaching: 

  • mentoring each student to become a skilled and thoughtful artist who can actively engage with and influence their future.
  • increasing access to art and art education through service-learning pedagogy and community-based art projects.
  • creating collaborative cross-disciplinary projects with Dominican colleagues.

Courses

  • Beginning, Intermediate, & Advanced Watercolor
  • Intermediate and Advanced Drawing
  • Life Drawing
  • Service-Learning Watercolor
  • Service-Learning Art Fundamentals: Concept to Creation
  • Service-Learning Shaping the Future Colloquium-
  • Visual Responses: Artists Leading Change
  • Beauty In the Struggle: Imagination for a Change 
  • Big History Through the Lens of Art and Design

Teaching Grants and Awards

  • Fanjeaux, France Faculty Grant, Summer 2010
  • Academic Excellence Award,  Spring 2011 (Service-Learning Art Fundamentals:Concept to Creation)
  • Dominican University of California Teacher of the Year, 2010-11
  • Marin Community Foundation Grant, 2011-2012 (teaching and community partnerships with Bahia Vista Elementary School and Pickleweed Park Community Center)