Sherran Deems

Sherran Deems

Sherran Deems

  • B.F.A., art history, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1972
  • M.F.A., painting and printmaking; School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1992
First year at SCAD:

Awards, recognition and honors

Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Education; Who's Who Among American Teachers; Who's Who of American Women; Commonwealth of Virginia Fellowship; SCAD Presidential Fellowship; emeritus member, alumni board for the School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University


Telfair Museum; College Art Association

Publications and presentations

  • "Things My First Unhappy Student Taught Me," Faculty Focus, special publication, March 2010
  • Chosen presenter, Savannah College of Art and Design "Last Lecture" series
  • "Methods of Evaluation in the Classroom," Talk About Teaching, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • " 'From Observation to Abstraction,' a demonstration on my own working process in which I recreated my studio, discussed the development of my work from initial drawn image to idea to final product, and gave a demonstration of the process as I discussed the developmental process"
  • "Moving from Black and White to Color," Virginia Art Education Association, Fairfax, Virginia
  • "Moving from Black and White to Color," Florida Art Educators Forum, Orlando, Florida

Previous Positions

Taught classes in painting and foundation studies at Virginia Commonwealth University; taught painting, drawing and 3-D classes at John Tyler Community College; taught printmaking and lithography at The Visual Arts Center in Richmond, Virginia; taught drawing classes at Petersburg Area Art League

Courses Taught

  • DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application
  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DRAW 102 Drawing III: Content and Interpretation
  • DRAW 200 Life Drawing I
  • DRAW 302 Alternative Drawing Methods
  • DRAW 312 Color Drawing
  • DRAW 502 Drawing Methods Studio
  • PNTG 728 Painting Studio I
  • PNTG 738 Painting Studio II
  • PRMK 203 Introduction to Lithography