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Summer Art Intensive Courses

Courses will be open for enrollment on Monday, February 24.

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Animation

Tuition: $1,536.00

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, July 7–30, 9:00AM–1:00PM

This course explores animation as an artistic tool. Students will approach animation as a medium of time and movement, investigating the ways in which the formal elements of temporality operate within the structural framework of image-making and narrative. Students will explore their ideas through stop-motion animation by utilizing traditional art materials as well as found objects. Students will also learn how to create cel animation through a rotoscoping technique. The class offers introductory tutorials on Adobe Premiere Pro for editing animation footage.

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Open Seats: 7/16 


Digital Photography

Tuition: $1,536.00

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, July 6 – 29, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Digital Photography is an introductory course designed to explore what it means to take pictures. Classes will consist of shooting, printmaking, critique, and collective discussion. Students will gain the basic technical skills needed to photograph using DSLR cameras and to make digital prints. Each student will be encouraged to think critically about what subjects hold meaning for them and what unique perspective they can bring through composition, lighting, and the language of photography. Class discussions will center on a diversity of artists’ practices, the histories of photography, and questions regarding the politics of representation.

Required Supplies: DSLR Camera with manual settings, memory card, battery, battery charger

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Open Seats: 8/16 


Drawing Intensive 48*

Tuition: $1,536.00

Monday–Thursday, July 6–30, 2:00 PM–5:00 PM

Drawing Intensive 48* is designed to explore drawing as the fundamental language for all art forms through observation of still life, interiors, exteriors and the figure. Using a variety of mark-making and mark-subtracting tools, color media, and large-scale formats, students learn to bridge drawing’s basic elements to form compositional, individual statements. Through discussion and critique, students discover the vocabulary by which to talk about drawing and express their ideas visually. Class work is complemented by sketchbook exercises, and guest artist critiques.

*This class meets for a total of 48 hours. 

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Open Seats: 23/48 

There will be multiple sections of Drawing Intensive 48* each section will have a capacity of 16 students.


Drawing Intensive 96*

Tuition: $3,072.00

Monday–Thursday, July 6–30, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Drawing Intensive 96* is designed to explore drawing as the fundamental language for all art forms through observation of still life, interiors, exteriors and the figure. Using a variety of mark-making and mark-subtracting tools, color media, and large-scale formats, students learn to bridge drawing’s basic elements to form compositional, individual statements. Through discussion and critique, students discover the vocabulary by which to talk about drawing and express their ideas visually. Class work is complemented by sketchbook exercises, and guest artist critiques.

*This class meets for a total of 96 hours. 

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Open Seats: 18/32

There will be multiple sections of Drawing Intensive 96* each section will have a capacity of 16 students.


Graphic Design

Tuition: $1,536.00

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, July 7–30, 9:00AM–1:00PM

Graphic Design is taught as an art medium and form of communication. Students are introduced to a variety of two-dimensional design concepts and an introduction to letterforms (basic typography). Drawing, collage, digital photography and computer programs (such as Adobe InDesign and Illustrator) are used to execute the class assignments.

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Open Seats: 3/16 

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