Assistant Professor of Art
Location: Myles Center for the Arts
What I Find Rewarding About D&E:
I love being around the students and discussing topics that pertain to art and life in general. I feel a positive energy when I walk into the Art Department at D&E and am instantly transported away from any negative energy I may have been experiencing outside. The art students are very open to ideas toward their art and I find this very rewarding as a teacher, which sometimes leads me to re-evaluating the way I think about and view art. I tell my students that I will learn from them sometimes as much as they learn from me. I enjoy the other faculty and admire their work as well. They have made me feel very welcome to be a part of the D&E College Art Department.
- M.F.A. Printmaking, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.
- B.F.A., West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
Woodcock has an extensive background in the fine arts and education fields. He has been an art instructor in the Elkins area for more than 20 years, having taught at Davis & Elkins College and through the Randolph County Schools ArtsBank, Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound, Woodlands Earth and Art and Randolph County Schools Outdoors programs. He has also served as the print shop manager at The Art Medium Company in Elkins for nearly 25 years.
Prior to moving to Elkins, Woodcock worked as a silkscreen printer, lithography instructor, gallery director and publisher and assistant publisher of lithographic and intaglio editions for various artists.
- Color Concepts
- Screen Printing
Woodcock's art can be seen on display in various locations throughout the state. Most recently, his solo exhibition of prints and paintings was on display in the Randolph County Community Arts Center's Maxwell Gallery from December 2015 through February 2016. Also recently, his serigraph print, "Montrose Park Moonlight," was accepted into the West Virginia Division of Culture and History 2015 West Virginia Juried Exhibition at Tamarack in Beckley, W.Va., and his color relief print, "Cosmic Tree," was awarded first place in the Seneca Trail Artists Guild Juried Arts Show during the 2015 Mountain State Forest Festival.
Woodcock is featured, along with his lithographic print, "Mel I Think I See the Tent," in the book "30 Years of LSU Printmaking 2010-1980."