Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Susan Loonsk

Graduate Studies

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Swenson Hall 3061
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8295

fax. 715-394-8371

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Graduate Studies

Susan Loonsk



Susan Loonsk

Title: Professor of Art, Art Therapy, and Ecopsychology

Department: Visual Arts



Courses include Painting, Printmaking, Drawing, Art Therapy, Expressive Arts for Change, and Ecopsychology, Art and Meditation.

What is your background/experience, and why did you choose that field?
As a prolific artist, I have participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the country, and I am also a Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC). I have multiple degrees in Studio Art, Art Therapy, and Ecopsychology. My mixed-media paintings are Post-modern in style and combine autobiography, narrative, and identity to interpret, explore, and discover the varieties of realities in the world in which we live.

What are the benefits of an advanced degree in your profession or field?
An advanced degree in the Visual Arts cultivates a lifelong appreciation for art on a personal, cultural, and professional level.

What do you like best about teaching at UW-Superior?
I love the diversity of classes I am able to teach here. I also love the diversity of students in my graduate classes including traditional and nontraditional students seeking a variety of art degrees.

What makes UW-Superior's Visual Arts program exceptional?
UW-Superior's Program in Visual Arts is unique in offering focuses in Art History, Art Education, Art Therapy, and the Studio Arts including Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Printmaking, and Expressive Ecopsychology.

What piece of advice can you offer graduate, undergraduate, or prospective students?
Say "YES!" Say "yes" to that new idea. Say "yes" to that new activity. Say "yes" to opening your mind and heart. It will provide a lifelong path of learning and enrichment.

What are some of your favorite classes you've taught at UW-Superior?
I love teaching all my courses and I love that I have been able to create some new and innovative courses such as Expressive Arts for Change, and Ecopsychology, Art and Meditation.


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