Office: 541-737-3876

Fairbanks Hall

Fairbanks Hall 203

220 NW 26th Street

220 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331
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Teaching Philosophy

“You cannot grow unless you attempt things beyond your powers.”

-Charles Burchfield

 “The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”

-Emily Dickinson

My teaching philosophy embraces the importance of discovery. My greatest ambition as an educator is to foster a life-long love of learning, making, and questioning. I am a mentor to all of my students. Working one-on-one and taking the time to get to know each student is integral to my teaching philosophy.  Whether my class is small or large, each day I work with students independently to offer my experiential insight, provocative questions and lists of contemporary and historical artists that are relevant to their interests. I offer guidance at all levels from foundations through graduate to prepare a student for a life and career in the arts.

As an artist and educator, I feel that process is of equal weight to outcome. Hands-on experience in the studio or classroom is a frequent consequence of time spent somewhere else.  Long walks, experimental sketches, enlightened conversations, magazine clippings, favorite songs, poems and stacks of library books are tools to make art.

Most of all, I believe that art enriches people’s lives.  As a teacher, I seek to provide my students with necessary skills and tools to make each of their individual worlds an outstanding place.

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TTH, 10-11am

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Anna Fidler is an artist and instructor in Corvallis, Oregon. Fidler moved from Traverse City, Michigan where she attended Interlochen Arts Academy and Western Michigan University (B.F.A. Painting) to the Pacific Northwest where she received her M.F.A. in Studio Art from Portland State University.

Fidler’s large-scale works on paper are composed of glittery mica-enriched acrylic washes and colored pencils. Her work depicts invented landscapes, mythical happenings, and unseen energy in the universe involving such diverse subject matter as Victorian feminists, vampires and rock stars. Her work has been exhibited worldwide in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Washington D.C and has been shown in The Portland Art Museum’s APEX series, The Boise Art Museum, The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art, The University of Southern California, and The Japan Society in New York. Her exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America, The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle. Fidler has received numerous grants and awards, including an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, a Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant, and Residencies at Painting’s Edge in Idyllwild, California. Fidler is represented by Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon and Johansson Projects in Oakland, California.


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Art Department
Courses Taught: 

ART 115: Foundations: 2-D Design

ART 131: Drawing 1

ART 281: Painting 1

ART 331: Drawing Concepts

ART 382: Painting Concepts

ART 383: Painting II: Abstraction and Multimedia

ART 481: Painting III

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