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Meet Our Faculty Rob Tarbell - Associate Professor of Art What He Teaches at PVCC Rob teaches graphic arts and design classes. He coordinates PVCC's graphic design program and is also staff advisor for the Graphic Design Club at the College. What He Likes Best about Teaching at PVCC "You get all kinds of students here with such diverse backgrounds, goals and stories," said Rob. "It's always exciting to see an interest in art reignite in someone or to see the light come on for the first time. It's also really gratifying to help students get practical experience through internships or partnerships in the community and then see them move onto satisfying careers after graduation." Credentials and Recognitions Rob received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and graphic design from Rob Tarbell Associate Professor of Art Auburn University and a Master of Fine Arts in drawing and painting from the University of Tennessee. He has conducted workshops throughout the commonwealth for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and was awarded a VMFA Professional Artist Fellowship in 2007 for his "Smokes" series. Rob has received numerous other awards and residencies, and his artwork has exhibited in galleries throughout the U.S. and internationally. His work is also featured in PVCC's annual "Let There Be Light" outdoor illuminated art show. Merging Art and Instruction Rob said that art has been a lifelong pursuit, taking his first formal classes at the Cleveland Art Institute when he was in 3rd grade. "It was museum drawing – Greek and Roman sculptures," he said. "But I pushed away from the traditional approach and if I did paint, I tried to figure out how to exploit the medium." Rob said that in addition to some "exemplary professors" in college, it was his mother who influenced him to become a teacher and an artist. "She has been creating and teaching in some form or another for as long as I can remember." PVCC's Career Studies Certificate in Graphic Design provides the background and skills needed to enter the field of graphic communication and design. For more information, please visit graphicdesign or contact the Admissions and Advising Center at 434.961.6551 or For schedule updates, visit PVCC Fall 2012 Class Schedule 19

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