Confronting coronavirus through art

by | May 22, 2020

Associate Professor Jennifer McKnight and Professor Jeff Sippel guided students, alumni and friends through art making at home in the wake of coronavirus.

Cara Peterson

Jennifer McKnight, an associated professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, hosted a Zoom image-making class on March 24 to boost morale during social distancing.

Professor Jeff Sippel guided his students through innovative ways to continue their printmaking classes from home working without a press. Junior Ari Craig (prints below) created interesting textures through objects glued to foam boards using what supplies she had on hand: acrylic paint and thin drawing paper.

“I normally don’t do abstract stuff,” Craig says. “But I think they turned out OK considering I made them all in my bathroom.”

Ari Craig


Melinda Schmidt


Concepcion Salazar


Cierra Hyatt


From left: Jennifer McKnight, Scott Gericke and Aaron Haller


Jennifer McKnight


From left: Jessica Handley, Madeline Kemp and Michael Cunningham

Jessica Rogen

Jessica Rogen