GESLINGE

Gloria Eslinger

Courses include Art Therapy Fundamentals, Practicum, Painting, Multi-Modal Art Therapy, Expressive Arts for Change and Research.
GESLINGE

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College, 2013

Masters of Arts, Art Therapy, UW-Superior, 1993

Bachelors of Fine Art, Minneapolis College of Art, 1991

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

Registered Art Therapist, American Art Therapy Association, 1998-present

TEACHING INTERESTS

I’ve had the pleasure to design and teach a variety of courses on my teaching roster. I thoroughly enjoy all of the students that I interface with whether it is traditional, international or nontraditional students seeking art and Art Therapy degrees. I am passionate about creating courses that give students an opportunity to integrate academic service learning. In my estimation, as students experiment and grow, courses designed in our Art Therapy program can be guide students to a greater awareness of conceptual and critical thinking skills, which eventually leads to creating their own unique artistic and professional voice. It is this process that I find so enriching about teaching at UW-Superior.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Currently, I provide art therapy services in the Child Development Project Research program designed and implemented by Dr. Geidner at local Center 1 and Center 2 Head Start locations in Superior. By working with the 4-K population, my skills as an art therapist grow and remain relevant. When working with students in the Graduate Art Therapy program, I can speak from a place of current art therapy interventions, rather than just my past experiences working in the field.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES

As a working artist, I have started creating work that takes time and space to complete.