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Jacob Fossum

Professor Jacob Fossum

Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing

Daniel Arts Center

Academic Program Affiliation(s)

Arts, Studio Arts, Painting & Drawing

Areas of Specialization

  • Oil painting (old master & contemporary)
  • Figure painting
  • Drawing
  • Figure drawing
  • 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional design


Research Interests: Color theory, idol worship, evolution

Teaching Interests: Teaching color theory, contemporary drawing, how to construct a narrative work of art

Other Interests: Music, song writing, knitting, ceramics

Favorite/Regular Courses Offered

  • Painting 1 (Color Theory)
  • Painting Studio
  • Drawing 1 (Contemporary Drawing)
  • Drawing Studio
  • Figure Painting
  • Figure Drawing
  • Figure Sculpture/Drawing


MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art
BFA, Utah State University

Mr. Fossum completed artist residencies in Iceland (NES Artist Residency) and Ireland (The Cill Rialaig Project). He has taught previously at Sacramento City College. He has been teaching at Simon's Rock since 2011.