ELIZABETH E DEWITTE portrait
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Art/Art History Department
801-581-8677

Current Courses

Spring 2023

  • ART 3010-001
    Language of Color
    Location: ART 158 (ART 158)
  • ART 3010-090
    Language of Color
    Location: ONLN (Online)
  • ART 3010-091
    Language of Color
    Location: ONLN (Online)
  • ART 3010-290
    Language of Color
    Location: ONLN (Online)
  • ART 6000-025
    Post-Degree Studio

Fall 2022

Summer 2022

Professional Organizations

  • LSI Business Solutions. 02/14/2022 - present. Position : Graphic Designer.
  • Ogden Trails Network. 01/04/2019 - present. Position : Committee Member.
  • Trails Foundation of Northern Utah. 01/04/2017 - present. Position : Board Member.
  • Snowbasin Ski Team. 12/01/2016 - 04/02/2022. Position : Coach.

Teaching Philosophy

 

I strongly believe that art gives an individual the power to express and validate ideas and thoughts that may otherwise be difficult to articulate in a tangible form. This personal philosophy threads throughout my teaching style.

I strive to assure students that thinking critically about the world of art is their right and not something that they should feel intimidated by. I hope to inspire a confidence in their opinions and a strong understanding of the functions and power of art and artists in our global community. I try to achieve this by presenting many examples of an artist’s voice from around the globe and by fostering a dialog that involves a personal response.

I try to support active learning by encouraging open class discussions facilitated by the instructor. My goal is to ensure this dialogue is conducted in an atmosphere that is respectful yet open. I urge all students to understand that their perspective and insights are important to an overall conversation about art. For example, I might explain about a certain group of people and their individual methods of visual communication, and then pose several questions for the class to discuss. These discussions take place online (Canvas) as well as in the classroom. This conversation becomes an exchange of ideas, concepts and insights that I hope will in turn help the students understand that each individual has their own valid perspective. The average enrollment for my online classes is 50 students and 80 for the live lecture courses. This amount of individual voices certainly creates a nice broad spectrum of perspectives.

I am very committed to delivering a learning environment that is both engaging and inclusive. I employ the assessment strategy of open discussions that allows me to fairly gauge student scholarship regardless of the student’s learning styles. I try to accomplish this in a respectful and comfortable environment so that students do not feel intimidated by expressing their thoughts and insights about an otherwise foreign topic that they might feel hesitant discussing about.

Courses I Teach

  • Art 3010 - Language of Color
    Power of how color comminicates in our world.