Summer Studios Electives
This course is structured to provide an introduction to the design process as it applies to architecture and the creation of place. Spatial concepts are explored through observation, research, drawing and model making. The final project incorporates free-hand drawings, measured drawings, and a scale model.
Designers are creative problem solvers. They must possess a thorough understanding of the principles of visual vocabulary and learn to be comfortable expressing their ideas visually. This course introduces basic skills and concepts fundamental to graphic designers, including process, conceptual thinking, making and production. This course is not computer based.
Painting from Observation
This course is an introduction to painting from observation. Students work from the live model as well as the observed environment, building their painting and observational skills through a variety of exercises, ranging from quick gestural studies to longer studies. Some class time is spent looking at old masters as well as contemporary artists for examples and inspiration.
This class focuses on fashion illustration with a concentration in garment construction. Students learn the importance of basic fashion illustration in the industry. Learning to think with a pencil will become a habit of mind for students attending this studio. Students develop skills in pattern making, fabric selection, draping and garment construction. The final project is the creation of a piece to be exhibited at the conclusion of the program.
This studio introduces the basic principles of computer animation. Students create story lines which they render in different forms of animation. From hand made flip books to stop motion, Flash and claymation, students explore various techniques for creating animated narratives. Students view contemporary pieces to place ideas and work in the context of the greater art world.
This course stresses basic drawing techniques using graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink. Emphasis is on creating a narrative and developing skills to interpret the narrative. Students study and research the history of illustration to contextualize their own pursuits.