Contemporary drawing builds on a long history of techniques and traditional materials to encompass an evolving field of new approaches and interdisciplinary processes. After foundation and introductory figure drawing, students sharpen their technical skills, explore new materials, and develop personal imagery in advanced drawing courses.

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Professor, Fine Arts

Cheryl Hochberg is chairperson of the Fine Arts department and teaches all levels of drawing courses and The Business of Art. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Professor Hochberg has recently presented her paintings in solo exhibitions at the Allentown Art Museum, Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD, the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, and in many group shows including the Ice Box in Philadelphia and Womanmade Gallery in Chicago. She has participated in artist residencies at Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner, Wyoming the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Studios at Key West, and Arquetopia in Oaxaca. Mexico. Her work has been reproduced in numerous publications including The Contemporary Art of Nature: Mammals (Schiffer Publishing), International Painting Annual (Manifest Press), and New American Paintings (Open Studio Press). Her work is in the collections of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley Hospital. www.cherylagulnick.com


Professor, Fine Arts

Margaret Noel teaches foundation, life drawing, and upper level drawing courses. Before joining the department in 2006, Noel received a BA with Honors in Studio Art from Oberlin College, spent time working in antique restoration and bronze casting in Austin, Texas, and earned her MFA in painting from the New York Studio School. Noel’s encaustic paintings, ink drawings, and collages have been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions, most recently in a group encaustic show at the Curator Gallery in New York (2015), a two-person exhibition at Gallery 51 in North Adams, MA (2015), a solo show at the Durham Art Council, NC (2014) and a public art installation at the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita (2014). www.margaretnoel.com


Associate Professor, Fine Arts

Ed O’Brian has taught freshman drawing in our department since 1987. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (1980), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA (1973). O’Brien’s art interests have ranged from his training in painting, drawing, and printmaking to his current involvement with toy design. Mr. O’Brien’s work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Professor, Fine Arts

James Rose has taught drawing and more recently lithography in our department since 1992. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA (1992). Professor Rose completed his undergraduate degree in painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (1990). He also attended Tamarind’s Summer Workshop (2014) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1996). His prints and drawings have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions nationally. Professor Rose has received two Fellowships in the Visual Arts from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (1996, 2008). His work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the African-American Historical and Cultural Museum. the Philadelphia Free library, and the Allentown Museum.


Topics in Drawing I-VI
Works On Paper Studio I-VII
Old Master Drawing Materials
Independent Study: Art Studio I-IV
Drawing studio I-VII
Life Drawing Studio I-VII
Field Experience in Art

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Lithography Studio I – II
Printmaking Studio I – II