Summer Sessions | Courses | Visual Arts

Visual Arts

We’ve established a simple application process for courses offered by the School of the Arts this summer, including courses in Visual Arts. Please visit Arts in the Summer with the School of the Arts for details.

Advanced and intensive courses require a separate application. See the School of the Arts page for more information.

The courses on this page reflect Summer 2018 offerings.

 

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Advanced Painting Intensive
VIAR S4105D 6 points.

The Advanced Painting Intensive mentors a group of up to twelve 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. The six-week, six-credit workshop is based on the elements and structure of Columbia's MFA degree program and is tailored to those who are interested in challenging and advancing their work in an immersive and nurturing environment. Additionally, the workshop is geared to those who desire to develop both a strong visual portfolio and a written package appropriate for applications to MFA programs. The Advanced Painting Intensive is led by Professor Gregory Amenoff, the Chair of Visual Arts at Columbia University. Professor Amenoff has exhibited his paintings nationally and internationally for four decades and was one of the founders of Columbia University's prestigious MFA visual arts program.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
VIAR 4105 001/15474 M Tu W Th F 10:00a - 6:00p
310 DODGE BUILDING
Gregory Amenoff 6 Open
Introduction to Photography
VIAR S3701D 3 points.

An introductory course in black-and-white photography, Photography I is a prerequisite for advanced photography classes held in the fall and spring. Students are initially instructed in proper camera use and basic film exposure and development. Then the twice weekly meetings are divided into lab days where students learn and master the fundamental tools and techniques of traditional darkroom work used in 8x10 print production and classroom days where students present their work and through the language of photo criticism gain an understanding of photography as a medium of expression. Admitted students must obtain a manually focusing 35mm camera with adjustable f/stops and shutter speeds. No prior photography experience is required.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
VIAR 3701 001/67726 Tu Th 6:15p - 9:25p
212 DODGE BUILDING
Alexandra Strada 3 Limited Availability
Painting I
VIAR S3210D 3 points.

This is an intensive, six-week class moving from the basics of paint materials, techniques, issues of color, light, narrative and most of all representation. Students will begin working from still life set-ups in the studio and gradually move towards more ambitious approaches including figure painting from a model. Towards the end of the class students will be encouraged to work on a project or projects that more closely reflect their personal ideas.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
VIAR 3210 001/16690 Tu W Th 5:30p - 8:00p
401 DODGE BUILDING
Samantha Nye 3 Limited Availability
Printmaking Intensive
VIAR S4106D 6 points.

The Advanced Printmaking intensive focuses on teaching students new and traditional printmaking techniques and developing skills on all levels. Students and professionals have access to all printmaking processes and equipment but will focus on a primary area of interest. Throughout the course, students have the opportunity to visit artists' studios and view prints in exclusive print study rooms at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, and the Museum of Modern Art. Participants are also exposed to the inner workings of the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies publishing operation at Columbia University. The course gives participants the opportunity to learn the processes of photogravure, etching, relief, laser engraving and screenprinting by working with established contemporary artists and master printers. This is a studio program based on a variety of different models: the European model of apprenticeship/guild programs to learn techniques and the standard professional printshop model. We also incorporate the MFA model of critique and discussion. There is substantial independent work beyond the program hours, as we expect each student to use the demos to develop their own process and body of work.

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See more information here: https://arts.columbia.edu/summer/course/printmaking-intensive

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
VIAR 4106 001/75422 M Tu W Th F 10:00a - 6:00p
210 DODGE BUILDING
Tomas Vu Daniel 6 Open
Printmaking: Silkscreen
VIAR S3411D 3 points.

Introduction to the fundamentals of silkscreen techniques. Students gain familiarity with the technical processes of silkscreen and are encouraged to use the processes to develop their visual language. Students are involved in a great deal of drawing for assigned projects. Portfolio required at end.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
VIAR 3411 001/63684 Tu Th 6:00p - 9:00p
210 DODGE BUILDING
Carolyn Hulbert 3 Limited Availability
VIAR 3411 002/29030 M W 6:00p - 9:00p
212 DODGE BUILDING
Aurelien Couput 3 Open
Basic Drawing
VIAR S1001Q 3 points.

Fundamentals of visual vocabulary. Students work from observation using still-life objects and the human figure. Emphasizes the relationship of lines and forms to each other and to the picture format. Materials used: vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, pencil, pen, ink, and brushes. Class assignments, discussions, and critiques.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
VIAR 1001 001/15838 Tu W Th 5:30p - 8:00p
501 DODGE BUILDING
Elizabeth Ahn 3 Limited Availability
Introduction to Photography
VIAR S3701Q 3 points.

An introductory course in black-and-white photography, Photography I is a prerequisite for advanced photography classes held in the fall and spring. Students are initially instructed in proper camera use and basic film exposure and development. Then the twice weekly meetings are divided into lab days where students learn and master the fundamental tools and techniques of traditional darkroom work used in 8x10 print production and classroom days where students present their work and through the language of photo criticism gain an understanding of photography as a medium of expression. Admitted students must obtain a manually focusing 35mm camera with adjustable f/stops and shutter speeds. No prior photography experience is required.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
VIAR 3701 002/76638 M W 6:15p - 9:25p
212 DODGE BUILDING
Jesse Wakeman 3 Open
VIAR 3701 003/24385 Tu Th 6:15p - 9:25p
212 DODGE BUILDING
Nathaniel Ward 3 Limited Availability

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