In the three-week visual arts program, you will study fundamental art skills and develop your artistic expression, style, and visual vocabulary. Through group and individual critiques, art history discussions, and guest artist lectures and workshops, you'll build a foundation and be well-prepared for further visual arts study.
During your time here, you will have the opportunity to explore multiple media. After enrollment, you'll chose two two-hour visual art studios, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
You will also choose one elective class from another arts area.
All visual art students participate in the studio seminar, which allows students to choose from a wide range of workshops that they sign up for during the first week of classes. There are also open studio tutorials offered two evenings a week.
At the end of this three-week session, you will exhibit the work you have created throughout the Dow Center for Visual Arts.
If you would like to experience a wider variety of courses, you are welcome to attend both three-week sessions, and will receive a multiple session discount. This program does not require a portfolio for admission. It enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis, so your early application is advised.
Advanced students are invited to apply for the three-week Advanced Drawing and Painting summer program (a portfolio is required).
Students returning to the Intermediate Visual Arts program are also highly encouraged to apply for the three-week Advanced Drawing and Painting summer program, as it will build on the foundational skills they developed in a previous summer. This program is open to new students as well.