Art as Experience Summer Program for High School and College Students
About the Art as Experience Program
Art as Experience (ART 1101) is part one of an introductory course that expands students’ understanding of the ideas and practices of art today. Studio projects introduce a broad range of mediums from drawing and collage to digital photography and video installation. Students work in the light-filled and spacious drawing and painting studios in Tjaden Hall as well as other campus locations, indoor and out. Studio classes will be supplemented with readings, critiques and field trips. The program culminates in an exhibition where students will be responsible for the organization and installation of self-directed artwork.
Art as Experience II: TransMedia (ART 1102) can be an independent course or a second part to the earlier summer session. Working with cameras, audio recorders, physical computing boards and computer software, this course introduces students to digital art creation, manipulation and theory. Students will have hands on experience with digital image acquisition, recording and editing video and sound, and computer programming for interactive media based applications. Learning will be fun, challenging, exciting and will open the student to new possibilities for creating dynamic media art. Topics addressed during the course will include digital photography, digital video, audio and video editing, stop-animation, slow-motion video, macro photography, programming for audio/visual interaction, and physical computing.