Programs for High School Students
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.
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.
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.
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.
High School Student Work
Rafaela Reppucci: ART 1101 Art as Experiencehttps://aap.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/power%20of%20monopolies_Rafaela_870x450.jpg
Dylan Liu: ART 1102 Transmedia: Image, Sound, Motionhttps://aap.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/dylan-liu-01_870x450.jpg
Justin Tan: ART 1103 Sculpture Art in Three Dimensionshttps://aap.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/BX3A2274_870x450.jpg