Napa Valley College Faculty & Staff

Erik Shearer: Professor of Art

Welcome to my instructional homepage.    I have been a professor in the art department at Napa Valley College since 2000 and teach courses in painting, drawing, mixed media, design, and professional practices.  I earned my MFA in Painting from the University of Oregon and my BA in Painting from Sonoma State University.  My professional studio practice focuses on drawing, painting, and mixed media work.   

In addition to teaching, I previously served as the program coordinator for the art department, as gallery director, President of the Academic Senate, and currently serve as the Chair for the Division of Arts and Humanities, covering programs in Studio Arts, Art History, Theater, Photography, Music, Humanities and Philosophy.  

You can use the links to the left to view information about current and past courses, including syllabi, assignment sheets, quizzes, and course handouts.  

For Spring 2013 I am teaching:

  • ARTS 130:   Introduction to Printmaking  MW 9:30 - 12:20 
  • ARTS 112:   Creative Drawing                 TTh 9:30 - 12:20

Office Hours by Appointment: (707) 259 8978

Anselm Kiefer "Star Fall"

Art Program Information

The art department at NVC offers a breadth of courses to serve the needs of all students in our community and offers multiple degrees geared towards both professional development and transfer to BA or BFA programs in studio arts and design.

Our department is also currently offering a new Associate in Arts for Transfer degree in Studio Arts focused on transfer to the California State University system.   

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our current, past, or future course offerings, or you can visit our department website by following the link on the right side of this page.