Summer Art + Design Program

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 [Summer Art 2014 Compilation]

July 7 - August 1, 2014
Four Week Program

Now in its 28th year, Sage Summer Art + Design is an exciting, intensive studio art and design program developed for high school students. The dynamic and engaging program provides an opportunity for students interested in visual arts to enhance their skills and expand their horizons in a concentrated fashion - under professional guidance. Studio courses will be offered by faculty who have demonstrated outstanding achievement as both artists and teachers.

All Summer Art & Design classes meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Sage College of Albany campus at 140 New Scotland Avenue. The program is offered to all interested high school students (grades 9-12) who are committed to working under the tutelage of a professional artist for the entire 4 week period.

Summer Art + Design concludes with an exhibition of student work on August 1st from 4-5 p.m. in the Opalka Gallery. The art show will include an awards ceremony and reception for the students, faculty, parents and guests.

The cost for one course is $625 (half day) and for two courses $995 (full day). Lunch will be provided to full day students.

College Credit

Certain courses outlined below may be taken for college credit. College credit is an option to those students entering the 11th or 12th grade. To fulfill college credit requirements, students must also enroll in the one-week Portfolio Prep Workshop, immediately following the four-week program. For example, if a student wishes to take Beginning Drawing as a college credit course, they must also register for and take the Portfolio Prep Workshop for a total of $900.

August 4 - 8, 2014
One Week Interior Design Workshop

Interior Design emphasizes a three-dimensional approach to creating humane, enabling and ecologically sensitive interior environments for living, working, and recreation. In this one-week course, students will be exposed to basic concepts in interior design and the profession. This class meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be included. The cost of this course is $275.

Instructor: Janice Medina

August 4 - 8, 2014
One Week Portfolio Prep Workshop

This one-week portfolio preparation class is designed to give students the competitive edge they need when applying to college and university art programs. The workshop will teach students how to create a winning portfolio designed to impress both college admissions offices and art department faculty. During the morning portion of workshop meetings, visiting artists will speak to students about what should be included in their portfolios. Afternoons will consist of critiques of student work and demonstrations of proper techniques for matting, repairing, and completing artwork. The class meets Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm. The cost of this class is $275 and includes lunch and some supplies. Learn more about the Portfolio Prep Workshop here.

Instructor: Jean Dahlgren



Four Week Program Details and Course Descriptions

Four Week Program
Morning Sessions
Four Week Program
Afternoon Sessions

Raku Ceramics

Figure Drawing

Beginning Drawing             

Imaging I

Digital Animation

Painting and Mixed Media 

New Technologies in Art

Screen Printing

Video Arts


 

Four Week Program
Morning Sessions 9 am - 12 pm

Raku Ceramics
[Registration closed]

[Raku Summer 2012]

Raku is a unique and ancient form of pottery making based on traditional 16th century Japanese techniques. Unlike other firing processes, Raku is fired very quickly at a low temperature, creating unpredictable results and individualized glaze formations with intense color. Students will design and construct forms based on hand-building and/or wheel-throwing techniques to create work through this exciting firing process. This course is offered for college credit. To fulfill the college credit requirement, the student must also register for and take the 1-week Portfolio Prep Workshop immediately following the 4-week program.

Instructor: Tim Martin
Supply List: Raku Ceramics

Beginning Drawing
[Registration closed]

[Figure Drawing Summer 2012]

This introductory course focuses on the language of drawing through the use of black and white media. Students will progress through a series of studio assignments covering line, perspective, value, shape, and texture. The course includes observational drawing as well as drawing from life. Drawing sessions will take place in the studio and on the campus grounds. This course will focus on creating portfolio quality work for high school students who are considering applying to college or university art programs. This course is offered for college credit. To fulfill the college credit requirement, the student must also register for and take the 1-week Portfolio Prep Workshop immediately following the 4-week program.

Instructor: Carrie Lue
Supply List: Beginning Drawing

Figure Drawing

Drawing from the figure builds essential skills for any serious art student. Working from both the nude and draped figure, students will apply the concepts of gesture, contour, mass, and color mixing to render the human body. Both quick and sustained drawings will be done in a variety of media. Basic anatomy, rendering, foreshortening and proportion will be covered. This course will focus on creating portfolio quality work for high school students who are considering applying to college or university art programs. This course is offered for college credit. To fulfill the college credit requirement, the student must also register for and take the 1-week Portfolio Prep Workshop immediately following the 4-week program.

Instructor: Edward Ticson
Supply List: Figure Drawing

Imaging I
[Registration closed]

[Graphic Design Summer 2012] This introductory course will examine the process of digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop. Fundamentals of digital workflow, file organization, scanning, image editing, color manipulation and image processing will be explored. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Instructor: Leah Rico

Digital Animation
[Registration closed]

This course will introduce the basic principles of digital animation to develop an understanding of time, action, framing and sequence. Students will create digital animations using a variety techniques and software to express ideas through motion. Previous experience is not required.

Instructor: Sean Hovendick


Four Week Program
Afternoon Sessions 1 pm - 4 pm

New Technologies in Art

[Digital Photography Summer 2012]

An introductory studio course that allows students to use high-end digital technology as tools to realize their creative ideas. Students will explore creative concepts that will ultimately be realized through the use of a MakerBot 3-D printer, laser cutter, digital drawing with Wacom Cintiq Displays, scanning and archival printing. Previous experience is not required.

Instructor: Mindy McDaniel

Painting & Mixed Media

[Mixed Media Summer 2012]

This studio is designed to introduce skills and techniques through various exercises. Students will learn the fundamentals of acrylic and watercolor painting as well as experience the freedom of mixed media. This class will also look into art history, placing an emphasis on significant artists, movements and art techniques. This course will focus on creating portfolio quality work for high school students who are considering applying to college or university art programs. This course is offered for college credit. To fulfill the college credit requirement, the student must also register for and take the 1-week Portfolio Prep Workshop immediately following the 4-week program.

Instructor: Valerie Gordon
Supply List: Painting + Mixed Media

Screen Printing
[Registration closed]

This course will explore screen printing, with an emphasis on photo emulsion processes, to extend students’ general knowledge of printmaking techniques. It will also incorporate cross-disciplinary methods, including drawing, photography and mixed media. Students will be encouraged to explore their artistic vision by utilizing screen printing as a visually expressive medium.

Instructor:  Christopher Lisio

Video Arts
[Registration closed]

This introductory course explores time-based artwork, video camera operation, audio techniques and nonlinear editing. Students are introduced to concepts of tempo and duration as a means to express ideas through video. This course welcomes students who have little or no art background ready to develop skills in a hands-on learning environment.

Instructor:  Nicole Van Slyke