Gloria Eslinger

Gloria Eslinger
Gloria Eslinger
Gloria Eslinger Gloria Eslinger
Professor, Visual Arts
office. Holden Fine & Applied Arts Center 3112
hours.
WED. 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
THURS. 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Gloria Eslinger is an Associate Professor specializing in Art Therapy and Director of Art Therapy Programming. A registered Art Therapist under American Art Therapy Association, she brings 13 years of professional experience in the mental health field, as well as current practice as an Art Therapist in the Superior Community to her position at UWS.

Artist Statement

Gloria believes art is a method to communicate with my audience in the most direct and immediate way. She is a tactile artist. She creates with traditional mediums, but will shake them free of their conventional milieu to create something unexpected. In the case of the medium of stained glass, many early windows obscured natural light because the methods to produce sheets of glass were primitive, and glass was restricted to small pieces held by heavy pieces of lead, called caning. Her work, utilizing modern techniques, allows the medium of colored glass to appear lighter, break boundaries and transform spaces.

When creating in glass Gloria is continually aware of the immediate and emotional impact on the viewer. By thinking of how light and color will encompass the entire space which houses the glass, she invites the viewer to become a participant, rather than simply stand back and see the piece from one point of view. By using abstract rather than allegorical or symbolic shapes, she encourages people to find their own particular meaning in her work.

As a child she was learning challenged. Drawing and painting was a fluid and seamless way to express herself and feel connected with those around her. A desire to show others how art might help them engage in their community led Gloria to become an Art Therapist as well as an Art Educator.

As an Art Therapist Gloria utilizes visual arts with people who are unable to express themselves through the conventional mediums of speech and language. She views her work as a facilitator, creating safe spaces for people to connect with themselves and thereby reconnect to their community.

2013 MFA Goddard College
1998 American Art Therapy Association, Registered Art Therapist
1993 University of Wisconsin-Superior, MA
1991 Minneapolis College of Art and Design BFA

  • ALUMNI,FACULTY/STAFF PROFILE:
    Gloria Eslinger
    Courses include Art Therapy Fundamentals, Practicum, Painting, Multi-Modal Art Therapy, Expressive Arts for Change and Research.
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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Eslinger, Gloria S
Spring Semester 2019

For up to date information on all schedules, please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive portal.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of December 18, 2018 11:45 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

Spring Semester 2019
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
ART - Art
1356ART 419Multi Modal Art Therapy
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01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Lab Fee $30.00
001 3.00  FA 1127 1:00PM- 3:50PM 6 of 15 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Lab Fee $30.00
2204ART 495Advanced Art Studio
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Art Therapy
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Instructor Consent Required
This class is closed for enrollment.
001 1.00 - 12.00     ARR 0 of 1 open
  
Art Therapy
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Instructor Consent Required
This class is closed for enrollment.
2205ART 498Practicum
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Art Therapy
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Instructor Consent Required
This class is closed for enrollment.
001 1.00 - 7.00     ARR 0 of 2 open
  
Art Therapy
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Instructor Consent Required
This class is closed for enrollment.
1355ART 719Multi-Modal Art Therapy
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01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Lab Fee $30.00 Class meets in HFSC 1127
001 3.00    1:00PM- 3:50PM 11 of 15 open
Wait List:
5 of 5
  
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Lab Fee $30.00 Class meets in HFSC 1127
1354ART 735Research In Art Therapy
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Art Therapy
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
001 3.00     ARR 4 of 5 open
  
Art Therapy
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
1352ART 799Grad Terminal Proj Art Therapy
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Art Therapy
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
001 1.00 - 3.00  FA 3128  ARR 1 of 5 open
  
Art Therapy
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019