All studios run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
THE FIGURE IN TWO DIMENSIONS
Explore traditional and innovative ways to render the human figure in two dimensions. A variety of media and styles are presented. A nude model will be used; parental consent is necessary.
In this class, students learn different tools to help develop drawing skills and techniques, and expand their visual vocabulary. The class covers the basics of linear and aerial perspective as well as a number of traditional and less conventional approaches to composition and drawing.
This studio introduces various methods of screen printing. Students gain skills in additive and photo process printing. The studio also incorporates the history of screen printing and contemporary applications of the process.
This studio stresses basic drawing techniques using graphite, colored pencil and along with water based media. Emphasis is on creating a narrative and developing skills to interpret the story line. Students contextualize their own work by studying and researching the history of illustration.
JEWELRY AND METALSMITHING
This course is designed to introduce students to basic jewelry making and metalsmithing techniques through investigation of design strategies. Design skills will be enhanced as students learn the technical skills of sawing, filing, soldering, annealing and forming metal into ornamental and wearable art. Students explore surface design through a variety of surface texture processes. Throughout the course, students will learn setting techniques for stones and found objects and be introduced to basic chain making. Contemporary artists and practices will be a source for inspiration to encourage students to combine metalsmithing methods with personal voice through 3-d problem solving assignments.
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
In this course students develop skills in fine arts photography, working in black and white with traditional 35mm film cameras. Students become familiar with darkroom processes and materials and learn the basics of exposure, film speed, aperture, shutter speed and depth of field. Composition and perspective will be a focus of this class as students consider the formal elements of their work and what that communicates to the viewer.