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Summer Pre-College: Introduction to Studio Art (Drawing Intensive)

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Summer Pre-College: Introduction to Studio Art (Drawing Intensive)

In-Person Session I: June 30 - July 13, 2024

Various materials and drawing methods will be introduced in order to establish personal styles and explore aesthetic identities. Working in a professional studio setting, students will be introduced to diverse drawing techniques that focus on representation and interpretation of objects as well as natural forms. In addition to the strong focus on fine craftsmanship, proper terminology used in the studio art field shall be introduced. Students will develop an active sketchbook practice that serves as the reference for proper planning, project initiation and development of a strong subject matter. Upon completion of this course, students will create a professional body of work that will serve as their art portfolio.

Some drawing sessions will take place outdoors, on-campus. A field trip to New York City will be included in this summer experience. Students will have an opportunity to visit one of the top museums in New York City to expand their research, in addition to experiencing and exploring the culture of New York City.

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Intro. to Studio Art (Drawing Intensive) Program Goals:

  • Produce portfolio of professional drawings
  • Create a diverse body of work using various materials
  • Gain knowledge of working with the basic elements of drawing methods and fine
  • Develop an awareness of visual thinking

Earn College Credit Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores and juniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the Intro to Studio Art Program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course, ART 110N (Basic Drawing).

Program Cost

Please see below for the 2024 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.