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School of the Arts: 2013 Summer Intensives

Visual Arts Program
2013 Summer Intensives

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Drawing the City: Paris
July 1–26, 2013
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Drawing the City is an immersive four-week studio- and research-based program for intermediate to advanced artists. Artists will explore Paris and develop both their conceptual and technical approaches to drawing through faculty-led drawing sessions from observation, held at sites all over the city, including iconic settings such as Montmartre, Ile St Louis, Luxembourg gardens and Pere Lachaise cemetery, as well as lesser-known hidden gems such as “boutique” museums and historic ateliers. Certain themes that will be explored are contemporary plein–air practices, fieldwork notebooks, collage without photography, and drawing as source material (for other drawings, paintings or sculpture).

Advanced Photography Intensive: New York
May 28–July 5, 2013
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The Advanced Photography Intensive engages students in the fundamentals of photographic practice and the development of a portfolio. A combination of advanced technical tutorials, individual meetings with internationally renowned artists and art professionals, as well as a series of seminars and group critiques, provides students with the tools they need to advance professionally and further develop the core elements of their practice. Students are expected to produce work independently throughout the six-week term and fully dedicate their time and efforts to the course.

Contemporary Ceramics Workshop: New York
May 28–June 25, 2013
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The Contemporary Ceramics Workshop is an immersive four-week studio- and research-based program designed for artists of all skill sets, interested in expanding their knowledge of ceramics in a stimulating and concentrated environment. Throughout the course, students engage with the rich and exciting history of the ceramic process, while investigating current innovations and contemporary practices with the material. Through rigorous studio work, regular group critiques and individual meetings, each artist explores ways of relating this dynamic material to contemporary art making.

Advanced Painting Intensive: New York
May 28–July 5, 2013
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The Advanced Painting Intensive mentors a group of up to 12 students through individual and group critique, technical tutorials, exposure to the New York gallery and museum worlds, and lectures and critiques by nationally known visiting artists. The six-week, six-credit workshop is based on the elements and structure of Columbia’s MFA degree program and is tailored to those who are interested in challenging and advancing their work in an immersive and nurturing environment. Additionally, the workshop is geared to those who desire to develop both a strong visual portfolio and a written package appropriate for applications to MFA programs.

Advanced Printmaking Intensive: New York
May 28–July 5, 2013
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The Advanced Printmaking intensive focuses on teaching students new and traditional printmaking techniques and developing skills on all levels. Students and professionals have access to all printmaking processes and equipment but will focus on a primary area of interest. Throughout the course, students have the opportunity to visit artists’ studios and view prints in exclusive print study rooms at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Public Library and The Museum of Modern Art. Participants are also exposed to the inner workings of the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies publishing operation at Columbia University.