School of Visual Arts—Arts Abroad
School of Visual Arts (SVA)

SVA Arts Abroad: Destinations for All Levels of Talent – Registration Closing Soon

Barcelona • Florence • Istanbul • Nicaragua • Provence • Rome • Shanghai • Southern France • Venice

Invest in Your Talent – Replenish Your Creativity

For more than 30 years, the School of Visual Arts has offered international programs for artists to explore and learn from the millennia-old arts, traditions and cultures that have shaped their practice. Whether you are an emerging artist ready to explore a life-long passion, a seasoned professional looking for inspiration or a practitioner ready to take on a new challenge, SVA has a program to replenish your creativity.

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Inspiration From the Past – Interior Design Solutions for the Future: Florence and Venice
Faculty: Stuart Mager, Elisabeth Martin
May 16–30

Discover how Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architectural marvels influence contemporary design. Visit, sketch and learn about historic sites to uncover the vital elements that generate modern forms and inspire today’s designers.

The Artist’s Journal: From Istanbul to Florence
Faculty: Peter Hristoff
May 24–June 10

Join us on an investigation of all that Istanbul has to offer, from the Spice Market Bazaar to the Istanbul Modern. Each day participants will draw on location and create a finished series of mixed media journal works. We will then journey to Florence, and explore Italian artifacts as well as the Byzantine influences that helped to fuel the Renaissance.

Advanced Action Surf Photography in Nicaragua
Faculty: Art Brewer
June 4–11

Leading surf photographer Art Brewer directs this advanced workshop in action surf photography. Participants have access to surfing and photography professionals, and the opportunity to perfect their techniques both in and out of the water.

Digital Photography in Shanghai
Faculty: Abby Robinson
June 4–July 2

With its rich multicultural history, Shanghai is a blend of the ancient and the modern, and offers incredible photographic opportunities to its visitors. Participants in this program engage with the burgeoning Shanghai art community while savoring the city’s brilliant colors and the interweaving of Western ideas with Eastern traditions.

Masters Workshop: Design History, Theory & Practice in Venice & Rome
Faculty: Louise Fili, Steven Heller, Lita Talarico
June 5–June 19

In this hands-on intensive, participants investigate the roots of typography while exploring the ancient ruins and monuments that gave birth to Western type. Taught by leading Italian and American designers, this is a not-to-be-missed experience.

Discover the Light of Provence: Digital Photography in Southern France
Faculty: Jean-Marc Veillon, Michelle Mercurio
June 24–July 7

The opulence of Avignon, the wilderness of the Camargue and the quaintness of the Luberon have made Southern France an inspiring destination for centuries. Participants will unlock their inner passion as they discover the beauty of this region and create a new body of photographic work.

Products of Design in France: SVA @ Boisbuchet
Faculty: Emilie Baltz, Allan Chochinov
July 10–16

This hands-on workshop offers a multi-disciplinary experience in products of design. Held at the Domaine de Boisbuchet, the program stresses a making-driven approach to the enterprise of design.

Art History in Southern France – LIMITED space
Faculty: Tom Huhn
June 2–15

Painting in Barcelona – LIMITED space
Faculty: Tom Carr, Carme Miguel
June 22–July 9

Lighting for Portrait and Fashion Photography in Barcelona – LIMITED space
Faculty: Janusz Kawa
July 9–17

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Images by: Kyle Gronostajski and Jonas Racine.


April 18, 2011