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Studio Art Portfolio Preparation

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Studio Art Portfolio Preparation

Drew offers non-credit studio art intensives for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. These courses are designed to help students prepare a portfolio for college applications or simply advance their craft. All classes take place in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew. This is a non-residency program.

Mixed Media Works on Paper

Use drawing, painting and sculpture skills to create a series of works on paper. Materials unique to printmaking — collagraph, monotype, etching and relief — will be used to make rich, colorful images. Emphasis will be placed on developing visual language with texture, layering and spontaneous application of ink using non-toxic approaches.  We will use copper plates and a corrosive salt (no acid!) for etching, and build collagraphs with cardboard, thin textured materials and glue.

Discussion of contemporary art practice will take place as students sample approaches to describing pertinent issues and concerns with evocative, multilevel print techniques.

Instructor: Ahni Kruger
Dates: June 28 – July 8, 2016
Times: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (one hour break for lunch)
Days: Tuesday through Friday
Tuition: $900

Ahni Kruger is a practicing painter/printmaker whose images form a provocative blend of conceptual and perceptual approaches.  Her work is in many private and corporate collections, including Johnson & Johnson, Schlumberger, Skandia and Alliance Capital.  She has been an adjunct faculty member at Drew University since 1999.

Painting

In this class, students will paint from life to develop foundational skills with acrylic paint and composition. Throughout the course students will experiment with paint application, color theory, collage, texture, layering and form. The course will begin with experiments and lessons in the studio working from a still life. It will them move outside the studio into nature to continue exploration of light, color, and form by painting en plein air. Discussion and slide presentations of contemporary artists will help expand the conversation and aid students in finding their own way to express through paint.

Instructor: Katie Bell
Dates: July 11 – August 3, 2016
Times: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (one hour break for lunch)

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Tuition: $900

Katie Bell received her BA from Knox College in 2008 and graduated in 2011 from the Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA in Painting. Bell has shown her work at a variety of venues, including Storefront Ten Eyck (Brooklyn, NY), Nudashank (Baltimore, MD), PLUG Projects (Kansas City, MO), Okay Mountain Gallery (Austin, TX), Mixed Greens (NYC), and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA). In 2011 she was an artist in residence at the prestigious Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation based in Brooklyn, NY. She recently had an installation on view at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and was shortlisted for Thames and Hudson’s book ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’. She has been named by Brooklyn-based critic Paddy Johnson as one of ‘8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30’ and has been featured in BOMB magazine and New American Paintings. Bell currently serves as the Art Coordinator for Drew University’s New York Semester on Contemporary Art.

Drawing

In this class, students will learn the basics of drawing.  Through use of line, shape, mass, space, texture and color, and drawing concepts like contour drawing, gesture drawing and negative shape drawing, students will experience how these visual art elements and concepts transform into art that can affect us emotionally, physically, psychologically and intellectually.

This class is designed to afford the student a strong foundation in basic drawing concepts.  A variety of materials will be used for the purpose of experiencing how their personalities can influence content.  Class critiques will help students to verbalize the relationship between the real world and the world of drawing.

Instructor: William Mutter
Dates: July 12 – August 4, 2016
Times: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (one hour break for lunch)

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Tuition: $900

William Mutter is a painter, ceramic sculptor, graphic designer and cartoonist living in New York City.  His fine art has been shown in museums and galleries across the country, including the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris.  Mutter has been an adjunct faculty member at Drew since 1992 and an instructor in the summer portfolio preparation program since its inception in 2006.

Calendar

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday
June 28
Mixed Media
June 29
Mixed Media
June 30
Mixed Media
July 1
Mixed Media
July 4
No classes
July 5
Mixed Media
July 6
Mixed Media
July 7
Mixed Media
July 8
Mixed Media
July 11
Painting
July 12
Drawing
July 13
Painting
July 14
Drawing
July 18
Painting
July 19
Drawing
July 20
Painting
July 21
Drawing
July 25
Painting
July 26
Drawing
July 27
Painting
July 28
Drawing
August 1
Painting
August 2
Drawing
August 3
Painting
August 4
Drawing
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