The advanced drawing and painting program is designed for students with previous drawing experience and established skills. At the heart of the program is the Advanced Drawing and Painting Studio class, where you'll focus exclusively on drawing and painting materials and techniques.
During your three weeks here, you will explore composition, proportion, perspective, and value, while building your observational skills. You will also be introduced to contemporary art practice and ideas, and have the opportunity to create self-directed work. In the advanced drawing and painting studio, you'll work with graphite, ink, charcoal, and conté. The studio emphasizes various approaches to drawing and painting, from observation through still lifes, perspective, and portraiture.
You will also have two to three additional hours of studio instruction in one of the following areas:
- Sculptural Forms (3-hour)
- Digital Media (2-hour)
- Experimental Fashion (2-hour)
Students who choose a 2-hour studio will also take a one-hour elective from another arts area (view list).
Students choose their courses after the enrollment process.
At the end of this three-week session, you will exhibit the work you have created throughout the Dow Center for Visual Arts.
Returning visual arts students are highly encouraged to apply for this program, as it will build on the foundational skills they developed in a previous summer.