Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts: 2010 Summer Programs

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis 2010 Summer ProgramsThe Sam Fox School offers a variety of summer programs that foster creative expression and enrichment in both art and architecture. Below is a list of on-campus opportunities. To learn about international programs visit
Mixographics — June 7-13
Working the Plate: Color Etching — June 14-20
Screenprinting: A Modest Proposal — June 21-27
Application deadline: April 30
PrintX3 is an immersion in print media and print culture for anyone at the undergraduate level or beyond. Each of the three one-week sessions provides participants an opportunity to learn a wide range of techniques while exploring at their own level. Utilizing a broad range of technical and conceptual tools, PrintX3 promotes a cooperative workshop atmosphere in which ideas are exchanged and cross-pollination is encouraged. Whether you’re making your first foray into printmaking or have worked extensively in the field, PrintX3 is the program for you.

Discover Architecture
July 11-24
Application deadline: May 1
Discover Architecture gives current college students and graduates who are interested in a career in architecture an intensive introduction to the field. Throughout this two-week program, students will learn about topics such as drawing, digital representation, architectural analysis, sustainable design, and design theory from experienced architecture professionals. Students will also be introduced to computer programs used by architects (Rhino, Maya, MasterCam) and work on a sequence of design exercises, culminating in the development of a small-scale architectural project. The program allows students to create work for their portfolios and prepares them to apply to professional degree programs.

Portfolio Plus
June 28-July 30
Application deadline: April 1
Portfolio Plus is a five-week introduction to the study and practice of making art, open to students from across the country who are 16 or older and have completed their sophomore year in high school. Students have the opportunity to build and document their portfolios while studying and making art in a real studio. Upon successful completion, they will receive 6 college credits. Classes include Drawing, 2D/3D Design, Figure Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Digital Photography, and Fashion Design.

Summer Courses
May 21-July 30
Our summer courses are open to current Washington University students, students from other colleges/universities, and adults seeking career advancement or creative enrichment. Courses in art include The Graphic Novel, Alternative Process Photography, Documentary Photography, Figure Drawing, Sculpture, Digital Photography, Fashion Design, and Painting. Courses in architecture include Designing Sustainable Environments, Mapping Soft Bodies/Constructing Complex Objects, Structures I, and Structures II.

About the Sam Fox School:
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is an interdisciplinary and diverse community of architects, artists, and designers dedicated to excellence in learning, creative activity, research, and exhibition. Our unique structure allows us to build on the strengths of each unit — Art, Architecture, and Museum — and to draw on the resources of Washington University to create new knowledge and address the social and environmental challenges of our time.

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