Professor Carrie Patterson, MFA

Professor Carrie Patterson
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • University of Pennsylvania
Teaching and making art are inseparable practices. I learned everything I know about teaching from outstanding painters who taught me the importance of passing on the tradition of making objects.

Carrie Patterson is a Professor of Art at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She earned her BFA in Studio Art from James Madison University and her MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Patterson has been with St. Mary’s College of Maryland since 2004, teaching both undergraduate and graduate art courses and working across departments to foster an interdisciplinary approach to art education.

Professor Patterson is also a visual artist whose work considers how color, form, and line can measure and express our physical experiences. Her artwork has been exhibited across the country with solo shows in New York City, Philadelphia, Virginia, and Minnesota, as well as at Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogotá, Colombia. She has received several awards for her work, including the Savelli Painting Award and the graduate teaching award from the University of Pennsylvania, a Virginia Governor’s Fellowship award, and a Seedling Painting Award from the Leeway Foundation.

Through her studio in Leonardtown, Maryland, Professor Patterson promotes lifelong learning with a wide range of art classes for students of all ages and experience levels. She is currently developing an art curriculum for early childhood and K–12 students to encourage the establishment of critical visual literacy skills as part of foundational learning.

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  1. Visual Literacy Skills: How to See

    Visual Literacy Skills: How to See

    Carrie Patterson
    3.5 out of 5
    58% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    In these 24 lessons, you’ll take a deep look at how the principles and skills of visual literacy directly inform our experience. You’ll learn the formal vocabulary of art, the principles of visual design, how visual language operates, and how to communicate visually. You’ll also learn how to cultivate powers of deep observation, how to generate original thought, and how to create your own art or design.
  2. (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & Understanding the World's Greatest Structures Set

    (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & Understanding the World's Greatest Structures

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    To truly appreciate the world’s architectural marvels, you have to first know how to see them. Develop the skills to do just that with this richly illustrated two-course set. In Visual Literacy Skills: How to See, take a deep and detailed look at the principles and skills of visual literacy that teaches you how to see and evaluate everything from line to space to texture to color. And in Understanding the...
  3. (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & How to Draw Set

    (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & How to Draw

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Learn how to read the world with your eyes—and capture its beauty with your hands—in this engaging two-course set. First, in Visual Literacy Skills: How to See, take a deep and detailed look at the principles and skills of visual literacy that teaches you how to see and evaluate everything from line to space to texture to color. Then, in How to Draw, journey step by step through all the key elements that, taken...
  4. (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & How Colors Affect You Set

    (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & How Colors Affect You

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    Start seeing the world around you with new, savvier eyes in a two-course set bound to change your perceptions of what’s around you—and how it affects you. Start by taking a deep and detailed look at the principles and skills of visual literacy that teaches you how to see and evaluate everything from line to space to texture to color in Visual Literacy Skills: How to See. Then, in How Colors Affect You, go beyond...
  5. (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & How to Paint Set

    (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & How to Paint

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Whether you’re a novice or an expert, hone your painting skills with this two-course set that shows you how to master the principles of visual design and painting for your next canvas. Take a deep and detailed look at the principles and skills of visual literacy that teaches you how to see and evaluate everything from line to space to texture to color in Visual Literacy Skills: How to See. Follow that up with...
  6. (SET) The Complete Painter & Visual Literacy Skills: How to See Set

    (SET) The Complete Painter & Visual Literacy Skills: How to See

    Carrie Patterson
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Develop new ways to see the world around you and capture it in paint with this two-course set. First, learn the fundamentals of oil painting using the same steps taught at the best art schools around the country in The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters. Then, take a deep and detailed look at the principles and skills of visual literacy, and how these visual skills directly inform our experience in Visual...
  7. (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & How to Look at and Understand Great Art Set

    (SET) Visual Literacy Skills & How to Look at and Understand Great Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    What makes one work of art a true masterpiece and another merely average? Learn how to evaluate great art for yourself with this two-course set that brings together Visual Literacy Skills: How to See and How to Look at and Understand Great Art. In the first course, take a deep and detailed look at the principles and skills of visual literacy that teaches you how to see and evaluate everything from line to space to...