Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Art class focused on the topic of painting scenes

Barrett, The Honors College, one of the nation’s highest ranking honors college, offers students many unique academic opportunities for those studying the visual arts. Some advantages of enrollment in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and Barrett, The Honors College are priority registration, honors courses, exclusive scholarship opportunities, and unique internships.

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Faculty Honors Advisors

Heather Green
Office Hours: 
TTH 4:30p - 5:30p

Student Profile: 
Julie Mikelson

"My thesis is a compilation of metalsmithing works concentrated around an appreciation for the arts, culture, and aesthetic of 18th and 19th century European art, specifically the Baroque, Rococo, and Victorian eras. I have created a rich collection of rings, brooches, necklaces, and bracelets that illustrate imagery of tea pots, damask, chandeliers, fleur de lis, and the female silhouette. Each ornate piece plays off of the ideals of femininity, both from a historic and a modern standpoint. This focus on historical European aesthetics draws a correlation between the fashions and lavish lifestyles then to the materialistic society of today. "