About the Massasoit Community College Visual Arts Department
The Visual Arts at Massasoit include the areas of graphic design, web design, illustration, animation, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and photography.
The Art & Graphic Design option provides a series of challenging courses designed to meet the conceptual and technical skills needed for careers in graphic and web design and illustration.
The Fine Arts option offers foundation courses in drawing, color and design, sculpture, painting, art history, and printmaking in preparation for a career in art education or as a professional fine artist. Core requirements continue in the second year with courses in 3D design and art history. Students may design their own track by selecting from an array of electives in drawing, printmaking, painting, ceramics and photography.
In each option students are expected to develop an individual aesthetic within their chosen discipline.
The Visual Arts Faculty is dedicated to encouraging and supporting students in their individual course of study and preparing them for transfer to a baccalaureate program or entry level career paths in the visual arts field.
Learn more here: Massasoit Community College Visual Arts
Elizabeth TiBlanc, Adjunct Faculty, Brockton
Elizabeth Tiblanc is an Afro Latina artist educator and is currently teaching a course in Black Arts history at Massasoit. Her experience includes teaching Visual Arts in Boston Public Schools for the last decade with the majority of that time as Co Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Boston Arts Academy. She earned her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and recently completed her MEd. in Education Policy and Leadership at American University.
Her art practice involves photography, multimedia, graphic design, and printmaking. She uses these mediums to explore language and heritage and how it shapes individual and collective identity. She is currently sharing her Black Arts Curriculum Content with the world on her Instagram account @eatxart to honor the work and stories of people across the African Diaspora that continue to be censored and erased across the U.S.
Scott Ketcham, Associate Professor, Visual Arts Department
Professor Ketcham began his Massasoit career as adjunct faculty in the spring of 2007 and is now a tenured professor of visual arts.
Scott Ketcham is a prolific and evolving painter with over 30 years experience. He received his BA from Williams College in 1980 and a MFA from Johnson State College in 2015. While he began as an impressionistic painter, his work is now figurative. He has been a pupil of William Schultz, Robert Brackman, Clement Micarrelli, Andrew McMillan, and Douglas Kornfeld.
In 2015, Ketcham was interviewed for the inaugural edition of “Passive Wrappings,” an online series by Steven Saragian highlighting local arts and culture. The interview can be seen HERE
Professor Ketcham paints out of his his studio in Rockland Mass, and holds many workshops and seminars on painting the figure. His work can be viewed at scottketcham.com