Associate Professor of Visual Art
Coordination and Promotion of Visual Art
Director, Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art
Faculty Sponsor - Art Club
Baity Hall Room 303
Charity-Mika Woodard received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the New York Academy of Art, and her BFA from Pittsburg State University. She also proudly holds a K-12 Art teaching certification from Missouri. Ms. Woodard has had the privilege of working with many artists, including Eric Fischl, Vincent Desiderio, Wade Schuman, Jenny Saville, and Damian Loeb. She has shown in group exhibits in London, New York, and throughout Missouri. Charity-Mika teaches all levels of drawing, painting, and printmaking. She also teaches business of art, senior portfolio, and all art education courses while supervising art education students during their student teaching. She is an oil painter in the traditional academic figurative style. Her larger-than-life paintings revolve around the central theme of women and society.
Ms. Woodard has a passion for traveling and taking students to see great artwork. She has traveled throughout Central and South America researching folk art and studying native crafts. She has created and taught Watercolor in Londonís Parks for the Missouri Consortium Study Abroad program in London, England. She created and taught the class Ninja Turtles: Renaissance influences on Modern Culture for the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. Ms. Woodard has created a class exclusively for Missouri Valley College titled; Art on Location in which she has taken art students to the great museums and galleries of New York City.
Since joining the faculty of Missouri Valley College in 2008, Ms. Woodard has created the Art in Motion outdoor sculpture exhibit. This sculpture exhibit brings 3 to 5 new sculptures to the MVC campus yearly for the community to enjoy. In addition to this, Ms. Woodard also created the Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art on the MVC campus. The alumni donations from Jon and Dawnna Morris made this professional gallery a possibility in 2011.
The Morris Gallery hosts 4 to 5 shows each academic year, and Ms. Woodard serves as the Gallery Director.