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Loudoun Art Faculty

Headshot of Donald DepuydtDonald Depuydt
Professor of Fine Art: Printmaking and Drawing

Donald teaches Printmaking I, Printmaking II, Advanced Printmaking and all levels of Drawing at the Loudoun Campus.

He has a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University with a concentration in printmaking, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mankato State University, Minn., also with a concentration in printmaking. He has exhibited widely, including a two-person exhibit at Gallery Plan B in Washington, D.C. He has received numerous awards over the years, including a Merit Award from the Maryland Federation of Arts in Annapolis, Md., in 2002.

Works by Donald Depuydt

Learning a New Language, etching and lithograph Shuffle, etching and lithograph

Headshot of Lucy WeberLucy Weber
Instructor: Art History

Lucy teaches Art 101, Art 102, and Humanities 202 at the Loudoun Campus and the Reston Center.

She has taught art history since 2002, first as an instructor at Lord Fairfax Community College and since 2005 at NOVA. During her tenure with NOVA, Lucy has taught all of the core courses in art history and has recently added a humanities section to her course load. In all of her classes, Lucy's course goals seek to enhance students learning experience by incorporating opportunities to develop critical thinking, communication, and research skills in order for them to better understand their society as well as themselves. Her courses include lectures, class and group discussions, informal and formal written assignments, and cultural experiences both on and off-campus.

Lucy graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996 with a Master of Arts in Art History. Her general area of study was Modern Art with a special focus on late 19th Century American Art. She also has post-graduate hours in History from George Mason University.

Headshot of Rebecca FreemanRebecca Freeman
Associate Professor of Art: Drawing

Rebecca teaches all levels of Painting and Design.

She received her Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Atlanta College of Art. Her work has been broadly exhibited including solo shows at Studio Gallery in Washington, D.C., Spirit Square Center for the Arts in Charlotte, N.C. and The Art Thomas Gallery in Charleston, S.C. Most recently her work was shown in group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art in New Delhi, India and Tsingha University in Beijing, China.

Rebecca moved to the D.C. area from Charleston, S.C. where she taught at the College of Charleston for 10 years. In 1995 she won a Visual Arts Fellowship from the South Carolina Arts Commission. In 2000, she was a finalist for a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

Works by Rebecca Freeman

Untitled Blue #1, mixed media Untitled Blue #2, mixed media

Headshot of Joan GiampaJoan Marie Giampa
Instructor: Design

Joan teaches Design 131 and Painting I & II at the Loudoun Campus.

She is from Washington, D.C. Joan received an Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Maryland in 1998 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from James Madison University in 1983. Joan is currently working on a doctorate degree at George Mason University in the field of teaching in higher education with a concentration in Art.

Works by Joan Marie Giampa

Cone Storm, mixed media Ipodweb, mixed media

Headshot of Shelley StevensShelley Stevens
Instructor: Ceramics

Shelley teaches Ceramics I, II, Intermediate Hand-Building, Intermediate Wheel, Advanced Wheel, Ceramic Sculpture, Raku and Supervised Study at the Loudoun Campus.

She holds a Master of Fine Arts with a specialty in ceramics from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in mechanical engineering. Shelley has taught ceramic glaze technology at GWU and a complete range of ceramics courses at NOVA’s Loudoun Campus since the start of the ceramics program in 2002. She was awarded the Ceramics Prize when she graduated from GWU in 2004 and was honored by NOVA with the MVP Humanities Adjunct Award in 2007. Shelley's ceramic artwork is shown regionally and is held in private collections across the continent.

Works by Shelley Stevens

Threaded, clay & wood Cairn, clay & wood