B.F.A., University of Southern Mississippi
M.F.A., University of North Texas
With an MFA in Sculpture from the University of North Texas, and a BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi, Dan has been teaching in Higher Education since 1990, and teaching at FloArts since 2011. He also has experience as director of a sculpture program, university gallery director, graphic artist, sign painter, special effects motion control camera assistant for ILM (Industrial Light and Magic), an architectural sculptor for themed architecture (Atlantic Casino, Bahamas), and arts coordinator for a community outreach program for at-risk youth in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
With an exclusive background in foundry and having participated in numerous cast iron conferences, his work also includes the use of found objects, fabrication in a variety of materials, video, ceramic elements, kinetic components, painting, photography and graphics.
“An understanding of and participation in contemporary art makes me comfortable with a multi-media approach to teaching art process. Syllabi are designed so that, through different levels, the student will be asked to express an increasingly more sophisticated understanding of a wide range of technical process, the formal language of design, and conceptual directions, with an objective to motivate the student toward independent development, and an imperative that the college experience is not the culmination of the learning journey, but the maturation of a template for lifelong learning.”