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
Dominican Scholar Profile



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.


  • 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)