Andrea Packard

Teaching Artist-in-Residence, Fall 2017

Andrea Packard received a B.A. with honors in English and Art History from Swarthmore College in 1985. She went on to graduate from the Certificate Program of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and received an MFA from American University in 1994. During the past twenty years, she has shown her paintings, prints, and sculptures in more than fifty exhibitions nationally. Since 1995, Packard’s art has been informed by her work as director and curator for the List Gallery of Swarthmore College

Packard collaborated with the Education Department to create the Family Studio: Art projects in conjunction with the special exhibition Walks with Artists: The Hudson Valley and Beyond and trained the Junior Docents to facilitate them. The four projects were titled “Making Art with the Masters” (October), “Symbols of Nature” (November), “Holiday Scents” (December), and “Choose Your Own Perspective” (January).

Packard also gave a Sunday Scholars lecture on Sunday, November 12, The Sublime and Beyond, during which she discussed the evolution of the sublime in art, referencing a selection of works from the special exhibition. She also presented a series of three gallery and workshop experiencesNature and Beyond, inspired by connections between Walks with Artists and her own aesthetic and practice.