Art at Aquinas College

Christopher LaPorte, M.F.A.

AMC 202


Associate Professor of Art (2004)

“I love to draw. Drawing is always cool - no matter what your age or background,” said Chris LaPorte. He has pursued drawing as a vocation his whole adult life and has received art degrees from Aquinas College, La Coste Ecole de Beaux Arts, and the New York Academy of Art. LaPorte has taught drawing at GVSU, GRCC, Kendall College of Art and Design, and Aquinas College as well as educational institutions in New York and Michigan. LaPorte’s caricature and portrait business has financially supported his education, travel, and fine arts studio. He has drawn close to 85,000 people over the last 18 years of drawing. LaPorte has also participated in numerous art exhibitions in Michigan and New York City.


  • M.F.A., New York Academy of Art
  • B.F.A., Aquinas College