Summer Art Workshop (S.A.W.)

June 20-26, 2021
Grades 9-12Students learn printmaking at the Summer Art Workshop.

Drawing, digital design, relief printing, ceramics, and more! Campers work independently and collaboratively to produce one-of-a-kind works of art and expand their knowledge of studio art, color theory, and contemporary art theory. Participate in hands-on workshops, visit galleries on campus, and participate in fun art-related activities at night. Although campers can commute, we encourage them to stay on campus for a true “college” experience. Sessions are designed for both first-timers and experienced artists. No high school art experience is required to attend this workshop. S.A.W. is a fast-paced, cumulative learning experience for everyone! At the end of the workshop students will display the work they made for parents, faculty, and workshop participants.

Courses

Drawing: People, Places, Things!
Students will experiment with various observational drawing techniques, sketching from both the still life and the figure.

Printmaking: What a Relief!
Students will be introduced to printmaking and how to create linoleum relief prints. Using this process, students will create relief prints on paper as well as collaborative bandanas. Bonus: You may also bring a T-shirt of your own to print your design on. 

Ceramics
“Inhabited Heads”
Students will make a series of small ceramic heads based on human proportions with an eye toward creating a sense of inhabitation, presence and personality.  Well the heads will only be once-fired, students will learn how to build up rich surfaces using clay slips, terra sigillata, and underglazes.

Digital Art: Digital Fabrication: The Laser Cutter!
Students will learn how to create vector graphics in digital design software, and use their unique designs to create physical objects out of a variety of different materials utilizing a laser cutter.

Tentative Schedule

Sunday
1:30-3:30 Check in & move in to residence hall
3:00 Workshop begins with tour of the studios and classrooms
5:00 Pizza Party
6:00 Evening Activities

Monday-Friday
7:30 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Morning sessions
12:00 Lunch
1:30-4:30 Afternoon sessions
5:00 Dinner
6:00-9:00 Evening activities

Saturday
7:30 Breakfast & set up Final Exhibit
9:00-11:00 Final Exhibit and Critique
11:00 Clean up and check out of residence hall

 

Click here for detailed schedule.

Tuition & Scholarships

The workshop fee for overnight resident campers is $500. This includes tuition, room (double occupancy), board (three meals a day), accident insurance, and most instructional materials. The fee for commuter students is $400, which includes tuition, accident insurance, most instructional materials, and lunch daily.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, submit the scholarship application by May 14, 2021. Click here for the application.

The deadline to complete registration is June 1, 2021. Cancellations must be emailed to msu.youthprograms@murraystate.edu by May 14, 2021 to qualify for a partial refund (minus a $15 processing fee). No refunds will be issued after May 14, 2021.
Questions about registration? Email msu.youthprograms@murraystate.edu.

 
 
Carly Dothsuk
Carly Dothsuk
Summer Art Workshop Director
cdothsuk@murraystate.edu

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