Julia Franklin, MFA
Professor of Art
I teach a variety of art courses such as Drawing, 3-D Design, Critical Thinking, Sculpture, Experimental Media & Process, Innovation & Creativity, Ancient to Medieval Art History and Modern to Contemporary Art History. I was born and raised in Texas and earned a BFA degree in Printmaking and Sculpture from Midwestern State University and a MFA degree from Texas Christian University in Sculpture and Ceramics. I initially worked in Community Outreach and Education at the Dallas Museum of Art and have now taught at Graceland University for over 15 years.
As a teacher, I am here to listen, observe, support, guide, encourage, nurture, challenge, inspire and motivate. I work alongside my students to help them better communicate, think, solve problems and intentionally connect art with other disciplines and respond to the world around them.
When I’m not teaching or engaged in committee work at the university, I kayak small lakes and rivers in Iowa and explore the countryside on my bicycle. These explorations directly impact the artwork I create. As I walk, bike or kayak, I collect interesting nature items or found objects that I alter and display. Check out my website to get a better understanding: http://www.juliafranklinart.com