Visual Arts


The Visual Arts Department provides visual art students with critical skills and techniques in various media while focusing on concept exploration and ideas. Students will enjoy a diverse curriculum of classes including Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design and Theory/History. At the end of the session, students will have the opportunity to exhibit their work!


Drawing

Morning Class - All students
Drawing class at Summer Arts Conservatory

This drawing lab course integrates fundamental drawing principles (including composition, value, structure, contrast, line, shape, pattern, space and rhythm) with an emphasis on building a formal visual vocabulary.


Theory/History Intensive

Afternoon Class - Visual Arts Department students only
Student artists at Summer Arts Conservatory

This course provides a broad survey of art history beginning with ancient and medieval art, continuing through the Renaissance and baroque period up to the impressionists, pop art, minimalism and modernism.


Painting Intensive

Afternoon Class - Visual Arts Department students only
Painting class at Summer Arts Conservatory

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of painting with special emphasis placed on technical procedures, tools and materials. Conceptual and formal concerns are addressed to help students implement their ideas.


Photoshop Intensive

Afternoon Class - Visual Arts Department students only
Photoshop class at Summer Arts Conservatory

This class presents techniques for image processing using Photoshop including selecting parts of images, moving, duplicating and resizing images, creating layers, layer effects, filters, painting, blending and color modification.