Gloria Eslinger

Ms. Gloria Eslinger
Ms. Gloria Eslinger
Gloria Eslinger Ms. Gloria Eslinger
Assoc Professor, Visual Arts
office. HFAC 3112
hours.
TUES. 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
THURS. 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 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

I believe art is a method to communicate with my audience in the most direct and immediate way. I am a tactile artist. I create with traditional mediums, but I 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. My work, utilizing modern techniques, allows the medium of colored glass to appear lighter, break boundaries and transform spaces.

When creating in glass I am 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, I invite 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, I encourage people to find their own particular meaning in my work.

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

As an Art Therapist I utilize visual arts with people who are unable to express themselves through the conventional mediums of speech and language. I view my 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

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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Eslinger, Gloria S
Fall Semester 2017

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 January 16, 2018 11:45 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

Fall Semester 2017
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
ART - Art
1662ART 483Art Therapy Fundamentals
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Lab Fee $30.00
001 3.00  FA 1127 12:00PM- 2:50PM 6 of 20 open
Wait List:
5 of 5
  
Lab Fee $30.00
2302ART 485Art Therapy Techniques
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Instructor Consent Required
Lab Fee $30.00
This class is closed for enrollment.
002 3.00     ARR 0 of 1 open
  
Instructor Consent Required
Lab Fee $30.00
This class is closed for enrollment.
2288ART 497Art Field Study
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Instructor Consent Required
This class is closed for enrollment.
020 1.00 - 3.00     ARR 0 of 1 open
  
Instructor Consent Required
This class is closed for enrollment.
1647ART 698Practicum
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Art Therapy
001 1.00 - 7.00  FA 3128 9:00AM- 11:00AM 2 of 5 open
Wait List:
5 of 5
  
Art Therapy
1706ART 735Research In Art Therapy
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001 3.00     ARR 2 of 5 open
Wait List:
2 of 2
1666ART 783Art Therapy Fundamentals
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Lab Fee $30.00
001 3.00  FA 1127 9:00AM- 11:50AM 7 of 10 open
Wait List:
2 of 2
  
Lab Fee $30.00
1646ART 798Practicum
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Art Therapy Practicum
001 1.00 - 7.00  FA 3128 9:00AM- 11:00AM 9 of 15 open
Wait List:
2 of 2
  
Art Therapy Practicum
1707ART 799Grad Terminal Proj Art Therapy
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Instructor Consent Required
001 1.00 - 3.00     ARR 2 of 5 open
Wait List:
2 of 2
  
Instructor Consent Required