Northwestern Wisdom Family Foundation Visual Art Students to Display Their Art at On-Campus Museum

October 17, 2023

Artwork created by students in the 3D fundamentals class.  


Students enrolled in the 3D fundamentals course in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Wisdom Family Foundation Visual Arts program created imitation trophy mounts, which will be on display in the Museum of Natural History, located on the second floor of Jesse Dunn, through Oct. 19. There will be a closing reception that day from 5-6 p.m. which is open to the public. 

3D fundamentals is an introductory class, and this project is aimed at providing students with a creative opportunity to demonstrate their grasp of the fundamentals of three-dimensional design.

“In this project, students were tasked with creating sculptural objects inspired by the items on display as part of the Museum of Natural History's collection, and with an emphasis on creating entirely new animals rather than replicating existing ones,” Thomas Cornell, assistant professor of visual arts, said.

To achieve this, each student engaged in a multi-step process, which included brainstorming ideas, sketching their concepts, considering the environment and habitat of their imagined animals, and finally, using cardboard and papier-mâché to bring their creations to life.

“This event provides an excellent opportunity for our student artists to showcase their work and discuss their creative processes with anyone interested,” Cornell said.  

For more information about the Wisdom Family Foundation Visual Arts Program, contact Kimberly Weast, professor of theatre arts and chair of Reichenberger Department of Fine Arts, by email at or at (580) 327-8462.




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