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College of Visual and Performing Arts

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Faculty & Staff Profiles

 
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 Gardner, Laura (2)   Name:  Laura Gardner 
Title:  Associate Professor of Fine Arts; Director, MA Arts Administration; and Faculty Advisor, MA Art Education 
Education:
Ph.D., Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH
M.S., Bank Street College of Education / Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 
 
Office:  248 McLaurin Hall  
Phone:  803/323-2654 
E-mail:  gardnerl@winthrop.edu  
Web:  http://faculty.winthrop.edu/gardnerl  
Area(s):
Reflective Practice, Book Arts; and Letterpress
Laura Gardner has been teaching art education at Winthrop University for ten years. She is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts, directs the Master of Arts in Arts Administration, and is the faculty advisor for the Master of Arts in Art Education. She completed her doctoral work in reflective Art Education at the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati Ohio, and her Masters degree from Bank Street College of Education/Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Dr. Gardner began her career teaching art to young children in the Hudson Valley of New York. She is a letterpress printer and book artist and has worked as an illustrator and specialty painter in New York and the Carolinas. Her interests include reflective practice, holistic education, book arts, and letterpress. She has received numerous grants and awards in the areas of pedagogy, service learning, and arts education. She was selected for a Winter Residency in Letterpress at Penland in 2010 and has exhibited her artist’s books regionally.