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Matthew Adams

Lecturer of Art

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Montrose Campus



MFA, Rhode Island School of Design
BFA, University of Colorado Boulder


Matthew Adams began teaching foundation of Art classes at CMU Montrose in spring 2016. Before moving to Colorado, he developed and ran the ceramics and sculpture program at the Taos campus of the University of New Mexico for 15 years.

In addition to his passion for teaching art, Matthew creates contemporary abstract clay sculptures and designs and fabricates hand-made ceramic tiles for on-sight commissions. His work is held in private collections around the country and can be found in galleries throughout Colorado.

As an experienced teacher, Matthew cherishes the opportunity to work with students in the foundation of Art classes. He believes in educating and guiding students in core skills and techniques. These skills allow students to develop and express their unique individual experiences and perspectives in various creative mediums.