February 19, 2019

Summer 2019 Painting, Printmaking, Photography Intensives

Columbia University School of the Arts

Courtesy Columbia University School of the Arts.

The Visual Arts Summer Intensives are six-week, six-credit workshops based on the elements and structure of Columbia University’s Visual Arts MFA degree program. These hands-on workshops provide individual and group feedback to challenge and advance students’ work in an immersive and nurturing environment. Our Intensive courses are geared towards students who aim to develop new ideas and approaches in their artwork and also those who wish to develop an outstanding portfolio appropriate for MFA program applications.

Advanced Painting Intensive
Professor Gregory Amenoff; Adjunct Professor Jackie Battenfield; Adjunct Assistant Professor Michael Berryhill; Adjunct Assistant Professor Dana Lok

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. This workshop includes a seminar in professional practices for artists and a seminar in key readings about contemporary art. Each student works in an individual studio space with 24-hour access.

Photography Intensive
TBA, Adjunct Assistant Professor Emile Askey

The Photography Intensive engages students in all elements of photographic practice and the development of a portfolio. The experienced faculty are responsive to the specific needs of each photographer and the course is appropriate for students at any level. The intensive includes a combination of technical tutorials, individual meetings with internationally renowned artists and art professionals, as well as a series of seminars. Each student has 24-hour access to an exceptional workshop environment with traditional and digital facilities culminating in a group exhibition at the Leroy Neiman gallery.

Printmaking Intensive
Professor Tomas Vu-Daniel; Adjunct Assistant Professor Nathan Catlin; Adjunct Assistant Professor Jennifer Nuss

The Printmaking Intensive focuses on teaching students new and traditional printmaking techniques and developing skills on all levels through tutorials, individual and group critique, and lectures by nationally known artists. Students and professionals will have access to all printmaking techniques, but will focus in on their primary area of interest. In this course, students visit artists’ studios around the city and tour prime New York print shops. Students are also exposed to the inner workings of the publishing operation of the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia.

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