Programs for High School Students

A young woman holds a large board painted orange and blue and other colors
Painting and print techniques are taught during the 2018 ART 1101 Art as Experience summer program. William Staffeld / AAP
A young man at a computer works on wires, cables, and bits of putty
A student at work in the class ART 1102 Transmedia: Image, Sound, Motion. William Staffeld / AAP
Two students in striped shirts with blue aprons working on screen printing.
ART 1103 Sculpture in Three Dimensions is one of the summer program offerings. William Staffeld / AAP
A student pins rectangular photographs to a white wall in a gallery
Preparing for the final exhibition for ART 1101 Art as Experience. William Staffeld / AAP
A student wearing an owl headdress poses in a group of onlookers
A student project for ART 1103 Sculpture Art in Three Dimensions. photo / provided
Student working with materials on the floor of a gallery with a large screen with small foot prints on it.
A student works on his project for ART 1102 Transmedia: Image, Sound, Motion. William Staffeld / AAP
Painting and print techniques are taught during the 2018 ART 1101 Art as Experience summer program. William Staffeld / AAP A student at work in the class ART 1102 Transmedia: Image, Sound, Motion. William Staffeld / AAP ART 1103 Sculpture in Three Dimensions is one of the summer program offerings. William Staffeld / AAP Preparing for the final exhibition for ART 1101 Art as Experience. William Staffeld / AAP A student project for ART 1103 Sculpture Art in Three Dimensions. photo / provided A student works on his project for ART 1102 Transmedia: Image, Sound, Motion. William Staffeld / AAP

High school students can select four different art classes:

  • ART 1101 Art as Experience: Drawing, Photography, and Digital Media, which explores a variety of three media
  • ART 1102 Transmedia: Image, Sound, Motion focuses on working with cameras, audio recorders, physical computing boards, and computer software
  • ART 1103 Sculpture Art in Three Dimensions, an exploration of the discipline through its use of space and reliance on an enormous range of materials
  • ART 1104 Art as Experience: Photography, introduces the technical and aesthetic aspects of either digital or film photography, history and concepts surrounding the medium

Programs also include:

  • College admissions workshop
  • College fair (Transmedia and Sculpture Art in Three Dimensions only)
  • Final exhibition in AAP's Tjaden Hall
  • ART 1101 Art as Experience: Drawing, Photography, and Digital

    Working in AAP's light-filled and spacious studios with access to the university's cutting-edge digital equipment and computer labs, students gain first-hand experience in material exploration and art collaboration, research, exhibition, and critique.

    Students use a broad range of mediums, delve into the theory and history of contemporary art, and take advantage of Cornell's extraordinary resources, including the university's Fine Arts Library and Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

    No prior technical knowledge is necessary — students will be assessed on the basis of individual effort and progress. Some out-of-class studio work may be necessary.

    The program will culminate with a group exhibition in Cornell's Tjaden Gallery, curated and installed by the class.

    Woman working on a screen print as students gather to watch.

    ART 1101 Art as Experience screen print demonstration by Lindsey Glover. William Staffeld / AAP

  • ART 1102 Transmedia: Image, Sound, Motion

    Transmedia is an emerging discipline that encompasses time-based and digital art forms, including photography, video, and computer art.

    In this program, students work with cameras, audio recorders, physical computing boards, and computer software to learn how to create and manipulate digital art.

    To build a strong foundation in this field, students dive into the history and theory of digital art, explore a range of transmedia techniques, and learn about contemporary media artists.

    The program will culminate with an art show in Cornell's Tjaden Gallery.

    Student works on art project with large screen, various wires, and a laptop.

    Student works on a project for ART 1102 Transmedia. William Staffeld / AAP

  • ART 1103 Sculpture Art in Three Dimensions

    One of the most ancient art forms, sculpture is distinguishable from other visual arts because it exists in three-dimensional space. Physical like us, it evokes from us a physical response. It can be made out of virtually anything, and each material comes with its own meanings and associations, which influence the artwork. This is part of what makes sculpture so powerful and exciting, and also so challenging.

    Students explore sculpture through engaging assignments, discussions, presentations.

    Students learn to use tools such as hammers, drills, and scrapers; work with a range of materials, including cardboard, wood, and plaster; and discuss the creative process. They also review works by a variety of sculptors, meet with artists and an admissions expert, and develop a final project, which will become part of a class installation.

    No prior knowledge of or experience in sculpture is required.

    A woman adjusts a sculpture of three hands protruding from a white wall

    A student installing her work completed for ART 1103 Sculpture Art in Three Dimensions in the final exhibition. William Staffeld / AAP

  • ART 1104 Art as Experience: Photography

    Art as Experience is a studio course that will introduce students to the aesthetic and technical aspects of B&W film photography. Together we will investigate the ideas and practices of contemporary photographers, as well as the history and conceptual motivations surrounding the medium. As a student, you will work with analog cameras to learn proper techniques for exposure, develop your own 35mm film, and learn to edit and print your images in the darkroom. Through this you will acquire the fundamentals of seeing and expressing your unique perspective, along with a deeper understanding of our visual language. Class sessions will include individual and collaborative assignments, critical discussions, lectures, readings and museum visits.

     

    Two students looking through cameras about to take a photograph.

    Two students in the process of taking photos. Nidaa Aboulhosn / AAP

High School Student Work

 

  • Multicolored collage of people, dollar signs, and words reading "the power of monopolies" Expand content
    Rafaela Reppucci: ART 1101 Art as Experience
    https://aap.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/power%20of%20monopolies_Rafaela_870x450.jpg
  • Heavily-shadowed back and gray close-up image of a coil or corrugated tube Expand content
    Dylan Liu: ART 1102 Transmedia: Image, Sound, Motion
    https://aap.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/dylan-liu-01_870x450.jpg
  • Rust-colored ovoid shapes piled inside intersecting rectangular prisms in concrete Expand content
    Justin Tan: ART 1103 Sculpture Art in Three Dimensions
    https://aap.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/BX3A2274_870x450.jpg
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