Explore and develop artistic skills in different disciplines. Limited enrollment affords students undivided instruction and skill-building opportunities. Sessions are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with activities for boarding students on evenings and weekends.
July 9-13: Filmmaking - The digital film workshop is an introduction to moviemaking. Learn about shot sizes, angles, editing techniques and style. This is a course for beginners and novices, and a good refresher course for students who already have some film experience.
July 9-July 13: Discovering Realism - This class for beginner and intermediate students with a concentration on the development of fundamental representational drawing skills. Students will also have the opportunity to produce a creative project during this five-day class.
July 16-20: Ceramics - In this week-long workshop you will sculpt and fire white stoneware vessels. Spend time making and selecting the best works to be covered with a layer of terra-sigillata, heated up to 1196 degrees Fahrenheit, and etched with horse hair, feathers and sugar. This intensive class will refine your wheel skills and you will leave with a small body of work.
July 23-July 27: Jewelry & Metalsmithing- Explore the manipulating of metal and learn to create three dimensional objects from flat metal sheet and wire. We will start with cutting a design out of metal and learn a variety of cold connections as means of attachment. Students will have the option to turn their pieces into jewelry or a metal object. Basic fabrication techniques such as sawing, piercing, filing, riveting, and oxidation will be covered. By pushing the boundaries of metal, students will learn to delve into a makers mindset and establish a new appreciation for this material that we come into contact with everyday. All levels welcome, no experience necessary.
July 30-August 3: Exploring Photography - Join your friends or meet new ones in this hands-on, interactive photography course. You have a unique vision, so use it to capture memorable images while learning the technical aspects of digital photography. The course will culminate with a final framed project and mini exhibit at the session’s end.