This three-week intensive summer program for artists between the ages of 13 and 15 offers a focused and fun environment for exploring new techniques, creating, and developing artistic expertise. The courses provide the rich foundation necessary for expressing ideas and for experimentation. Classes take place in our historic and inspiring studios and are lead by talented, experienced artists. An exhibition and screening of final projects allow you to share your accomplishments with your family and friends.
Learn how to make animated movies using Flash®. Practice the basic concepts of drawing and animation, symbols, interactivity and text, and create short, animated movies. Students will develop an understanding of Flash tools through structured exercises and demonstrations.
from line to life drawing
Learn the fundamentals of drawing from still life settings and live models. Study the basics of composition and investigate light and shadow as they define and create form, content and mood in art. Through observational drawing, this class will introduce traditional and non-traditional techniques using graphite, charcoal, ink, and other mediums.
Explore the diverse uses of video in modern culture, ranging from music videos to documentaries to personal journals. Learn the basics of video camera operation, lighting, and editing and create innovative video work based on your personal interest.
mixed media painting
Develop creative and technical fluency in painting, exploring color and composition, surface preparation, and paint handling. Experiment with a combination of acrylic paint, charcoal, graphite, ink, oil paints, and watercolors as well as found objects to create your work.
through the lens: black and white photography
Study the basics of shooting with a 35mm camera, black and white film processing, contact printing, and print enlarging. Experiment with traditional and non-traditional photographic methods. Explore various themes in photography and create a series of photographs based on your own interests and experiences.
photography with light and color
Experiment with the limitless possibilities of color photography. This course will introduce printing color negatives, contact printing, color theory, and lighting. Assignments and personal projects will guide students toward creating a series of photographs and a cohesive body of work.
Design and print posters, t-shirts, and fine art prints. This course will teach various techniques for silkscreen printmaking and incorporate methods for transferring images onto a photo-sensitive matrix. Prints will be made from hand drawn, photographic, or borrowed imagery.
creations in clay
This course will address a variety of clay modeling techniques focusing on hand-built objects and kiln firing. Students will learn about the endless potential of form and texture as they transform their ideas to sculptures.