The junior Visual Arts program is a great opportunity for younger artists to develop creativity and fundamental art skills. You will live and learn with other students from all over the world, as you study different techniques and media.
In the Junior Visual Arts Program, students take studio classes in Drawing and Painting as well as Ceramics and Material Explorations.
Drawing and Painting
This course introduces various two-dimensional media and techniques, such as graphite, charcoal, ink, watercolor, and acrylic paints. You will have the opportunity to work from observation and explore your own personal expression.
Explorations in Ceramics
This course is about exploring materials and learning the process of handbuilt ceramic forms. Using their imaginations, students will create work that pushes the boundaries of form and function. We will learn from each other’s process and experimentation.
Students will learn clay handbuilding techniques such as: Slab, Coil and Pinch Pots. They will also learn how to apply slip, sgraffito, create stamps, and use a variety of clay carved and pressed textures. Students will explore surface decorations such as: stamping, brushing on underglaze, wax resist and stencils.
This mixed-media course explores both two and three-dimensional materials. Students will investigate a wide variety of materials and approaches, both traditional and non-traditional, which may include drawing, painting, collage, fibers, sculpture, and collaborative installation.
At the end of the two-week session, you will have an opportunity to exhibit your artwork.
Faculty appointments for Arts Camp 2021 will be finalized in spring.