Bonnie Kubasta

Bonnie Kubasta

Bonnie Kubasta

  • B.F.A., The Ohio State University
  • B.A.Ed., The Ohio State University
  • M.F.A., University of Oregon
First year at SCAD:

"As an educator, there is a sense of tradition and legacy for the discipline that is the impetus for personal studio work, sharing of knowledge and a striving for excellence in all aspects of teaching and preparing students to meet their personal goals. An insatiable curiosity drives a commitment to lifelong learning and problem-solving. Finally, the satisfaction in seeing students become proficient and successful designers and studio artists whose thinking has been profoundly influenced by the work undertaken in their program of study."


Leadership in the development of curricula for all majors and minors in the SCAD School of Design and hiring and development of faculty in those areas during tenure as dean of the school; continuous teaching within the metals and jewelry department in both the undergraduate and graduate programs

Awards, recognition and honors

Who's Who Among American Teachers, 1999, 2001; Greater Columbus Arts Council Grant


Society of North American Goldsmiths, Enamelists Society

Previous Positions

Dean, SCAD School of Design, 1996-2005; chair, SCAD metals and jewelry department, 1994-95; part-time instructor, Ohio Wesleyan University; practicing goldsmith, Weidinger Jewelers

Courses Taught

  • MTJW 102 Introduction to Metals and Jewelry
  • MTJW 301 Enameling
  • MTJW 360 Metals and Jewelry Studio IV: Design Processes
  • MTJW 502 Contemporary Processes in Studio Practice
  • MTJW 705 Technical Research for Metals and Jewelry
  • MTJW 708 Concept Development for Metals and Jewelry
  • MTJW 739 Theory and Criticism for Metals and Jewelry
  • MTJW 755 Integrated Solutions for Metals and Jewelry
  • MTJW 765 Metals and Jewelry Applied Theory and Practice
  • MTJW 790 Metals and Jewelry M.F.A. Thesis