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Visual Arts

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Summer 2022 Session Information  

  • SESSION A (First Half Term) courses are May 23–July 1, 2022
  • SESSION B (Second Half Term) courses are July 5–August 12, 2022
  • SESSION X (Full Term) courses are May 23–August 12, 2022

Please note, some courses may be open only to students in the major. This can be verified in the Directory of Classes by viewing the course rules under the "Open To" field.

Advanced Painting Intensive
The Advanced Painting Intensive mentors 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. For more information about the Advanced Painting Intensive, please see the School of the Arts website. Students apply to the Advanced Painting Intensive through SPS. If you are interested in the Advanced Painting Intensive, you will need to submit additional application materials including a portfolio of 10 images and a Statement of Intent. Please see the Application Requirements section for details. 
Courses
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BASIC DRAWING
VIAR1001S001 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 Session Times/Location
VIAR1001S001 001/10180 Session B Tu 05:30 PM–08:00 PM
We 05:30 PM–08:00 PM
Th 05:30 PM–08:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Hilary Devaney
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
PAINTING I
VIAR3210S001 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 Session Times/Location
VIAR3210S001 001/10179 Session A Tu 05:30 PM–08:00 PM
We 05:30 PM–08:00 PM
Th 05:30 PM–08:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Kelsey Shwetz
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
PRINTMAKING I
VIAR3411S001 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 Session Times/Location
VIAR3411S001 001/10181 Session A Tu 06:00 PM–09:10 PM
Th 06:00 PM–09:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Alejandro Contreras
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
PRINTMAKING I
VIAR3411S002 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 Session Times/Location
VIAR3411S002 002/10182 Session B Mo 06:00 PM–09:10 PM
We 06:00 PM–09:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Natalie Birinyi
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTO I
VIAR3701S001 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 Session Times/Location
VIAR3701S001 001/10183 Session A Mo 06:15 PM–09:25 PM
We 06:15 PM–09:25 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Dana Buhl
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTO I
VIAR3701S002 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 Session Times/Location
VIAR3701S002 002/10184 Session B Mo 06:15 PM–09:25 PM
We 06:15 PM–09:25 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Taejoong Kim
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTO I
VIAR3701S003 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 Session Times/Location
VIAR3701S003 003/10185 Session B Tu 06:15 PM–09:25 PM
Th 06:15 PM–09:25 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Julia Pontes
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person