This is the blog for the Studio Practice course at Texas State University-San Marcos. The content is supplied by both the instructor and all students, and is aimed at connecting Texas State students to the larger universe.


Brenna Ansley
Brenna graduated from Thorndale High school in 2006 as Salutatorian. With scholarship from the KCM Foundation and the Alcoa Foundation Sons and Daughters program, she recently attends Texas State University. Her major is a BFA in studio art with a specialization in fiber art. She is a minor in gender studies and psychology. She is currently an Alumni Association Scholar working on her honors thesis focusing on film theory, and her studio thesis with a focus on papermaking.

Anita Garcia-
Anita was born in Bryan, TX and graduated high school in 1999 from A&M Consolidated High. After working as a designer for several years in the sign industry, she returned to college in 2005 to pursue a BFA in painting. She is currently a senior and will be presenting her thesis work in May 2010.

Shannon Gowen
b. 1987 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Shannon grew up in Georgetown, TX and is currently pursuing her BFA in Art and Design. She is specializing in Fiber Arts, with a minor in sociology from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. She will graduate and show her thesis work in December 2010.

Alyssa Dyer
Alyssa Dyer was born in San Rafel, California and grew up as a military child moving from one state to another. She currently lives in San Marcos, Texas where she is pursuing a BFA in Photography. She will graduate in May 2011.

Nicole Foust

NIcole Foust was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1984. Relocated due to Fathers military transfer to Texas. Where she remained, grew up and was educated in public schools. As a first generation student in her family who decided to seek academic careers; She is currently attending Texas State university- San Marcos. Pursuing a career in academics, ultimately becoming an Art Education Teacher and Studio artist. After graduation she plans to travel and broaden her artistic horizon.


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