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Coordinator of Art Education
Coordinator of Studio Art Programs

Will Carpenter started his higher education in art at Wheaton College studying, amongst other accomplished artists and educators, painter Joel Sheesley and sculptor Jeff Thompson. There, he began to understand the powerful depths, and rich nuances of fine art. Intrigued by the medium of paint he resolved to invest himself in representational imagery. Subsequently, he painted in Ecuador, South America until the University of Miami accepted him into their MFA program on a full ride scholarship and stipend. He moved to Coral Gables Florida to study under UM’s Walter Darby Bannard, an acclaimed minimalist, abstract expressionist painter and art writer/critic. He worked under Brian Curtis, Author of Drawing from Observation and as a studio assistant to the glass artist William Carlson.

Will most loves being a husband to his wife Jackie and a father to a slew of kids. During the school year he invests himself into his students at Indiana Wesleyan University. He loves helping them grow in their abilities, perception, and cognition. For over 17 years he has taught courses in art appreciation, color, design, drawing, and painting. In the gaps between his family and school time he pursues a professional practice of art, making paintings for places of worship and devoting himself to drawings and paintings of abstracted suburban landscapes and other imaginative imagery. He maintains a membership with the prestigious and historic Hoosier Salon. His work has won a variety of awards and been in numerous nationally juried exhibits and other shows around the country.

MFA – University if Miami (FL)
BA – Wheaton College

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