February 4, 2013

2013 Arts Abroad: Photography, Film and Culinary Arts Programs

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Michael Schmidt, Stop, look and listen. Photograph. Arles, France.

Creativity is about more than making—it’s about exploration and contemplation as well. For over 30 years, SVA has offered a range of programs designed to engage and inspire students, educators and professionals, providing them the opportunity to travel, experience other cultures and renew their passions. Enroll in one of our photography programs—or one of our new programs in film or the culinary arts—to see the world and be inspired.

Action Surf Photography in Rincon, Puerto Rico
Faculty: Art Brewer
March 2–10
Learn about the equipment and techniques required of water-sports photography as you shoot surfers in action under the guidance of renowned surf photographer, Art Brewer, and his talented support staff. Enrollment is limited.

Advanced Photography Workshop in Southern France
Faculty: Laurence Minard-Amalou and Jean-Marc Veillon
May 20–June 3
Create a personal portrait of Provence as you explore its medieval architecture and natural wonders like the Camargue, home to salt marshes, white horses and pink flamingos. Sessions on equipment and techniques help you best capture each location’s colors and charms.

Shanghai Photography Workshop: Create, Connect, Exchange, Network
Faculty: Abby Robinson
June 8–July 6
Engage with the local photography community and hone your craft in Shanghai, a hub of the international art scene. Make connections and show your work to curators, gallery owners and fellow photographers and take in the city’s multicultural, cosmopolitan offerings.

Portrait and Fashion Photography in Barcelona
Faculty: Janusz Kawa
July 6–16
Learn the techniques of portraiture, tackle the challenges of on-location shoots and build your portfolio in Barcelona, one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful cities and a top location for fashion editorials.
New for 2013

SVA in LA: The Film and Animation Behind-the-Scenes Series
Faculty: Joel Harlow, Michael Giacchino, Mark Ulano and Jason Blum
March 3–9
Visit top studios and learn the trade from the award-winning filmmakers and production artists behind such hits as Pirates of the Caribbean, Up, Paranormal Activity and The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans. Enrollment is limited.

Exploring the Culinary Arts on the Italian Riviera
Faculty: David Downie and Alison Harris
June 7–14
Discover the cuisine and landscape of Liguria, home to some of Italy’s best-loved foods, like focaccia, pesto and ravioli. Visit fishing villages, markets and trattorias, meeting the artisans who keep the country’s cherished culinary traditions alive.

Food Design in France
Faculty: Emilie Baltz
July 6–13
Study in the kitchens of L’Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Reims, in France’s Champagne province, where you will explore and document how ingredients, shape and service influence our experiences with food. The program also includes trips to area distilleries, vineyards, farms and producers.

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