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    Department of Studio Arts & Art History
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    P: 651-523-2457
    F: 651-523-3066 

    Aida Audeh
    Department Chair

  • Professor Krista Walsh

    Krista Walsh
    Adjunct Instructor of Studio Arts, Drawing


    Krista Walsh teaches introduction to drawing at Hamline University in the Department Of Studio Arts and Art History. She a multidisciplinary visual artist which includes studio work, collaboration, performance, and public art. She has an extensive background in teaching, exhibition, and community arts advocacy. She has received numerous grants including the Jerome Foundation and Minnesota State Arts Board. She has a 30 year exhibition history, most recently Artists on the Verge at the Weisman Museum of Art, MN. She was recently commissioned to create work for the Community Arts CSA program by Springboard for the Arts and MN Artist. Walsh holds a BA in art from the College of St. Catherine and MFA from the University of Minnesota.


    Professor Walsh teaches an introductory level drawing class that includes numerous observational strategies: gesture, contour organizational line, negative shape, structural analysis, cross contour, planar analysis, value, and spatial perception. Along with a foundation of observation the class examines drawing as expression and communication by addressing materials, line quality, composition, the study of master artists, experimental drawing, and content development in a series. Students produce a full portfolio of quality drawings and a personalized sketchbook.

    Professor Walsh is passionately interested in how observational drawing introduces specific cognitive skills that will enhance academic achievement.

    "Drawing in my beginning class is a verb, never a noun. You only learn to draw by doing it."

     -Krista Walsh

  • Contact Info

    Krista Walsh
    Adjunct Instructor of Studio Arts, Drawing

    Mailstop/Box: MS-B1801
    Fax: 651-523-3066
    Email: kwalsh05@hamline.edu