Students participate in a drawing studio course and an elective studio course.
Drawing is the most important part of every college admission portfolio. It is the translation of 3-D space onto a 2-D surface. Special attention will be given to measuring, perspective, light and composition, as students learn to see an object, draw it in proportion within a space, and describe it with sensitive and expressive lines.
Digital Photography will introduce students to the world of Adobe Photoshop, where they will explore basic tools, adjustments, and filters. While working in small groups, students will develop creative techniques to enhance their digital photography and will learn digital workflow with both their camera and smartphone. Experiments with basic natural lighting, color, texture, composition, and printing will provide a solid foundation in both technical and creative digital photographic processes.
The Graphic Design portfolio course will introduce students to the subject of Graphic Design through the development of professional processes and skills. This is not a computer software class but rather an idea generation that is fundamental to graphic design. Students realize their goals – and work with a professional graphic designer.
Plein Air Painting
Derived from the French “in open air” this course calls students to venture out of the studio, absorb their surroundings and create work in response to their experience. Explore the tradition of plein air painting and learn techniques to work with portability in public settings. Locations will be selected to include studies in nature and more urban locales.
Day Tuition: $950 (for the two-week experience)
Cost for Overnight Students: $2,175 (includes, tuition, fees, all meals and excursions)
Nonrefundable registration fee: $50