Jul 01 - Jul 05, All Day

1 Week Summer Workshops: 7/1 - 7/8

High School Portfolio: Color 7/1 - 7/5 ; Songwriting and Music Production 7/1 - 7/5 ; Experimental Print Residency: 7/1 - 7/5

Experimental Print Residency: 7/1 - 7/5

Contemporary art making has been profoundly impacted by new digital technologies. This course focuses on how digital print media informs and evolves visual language for artistic expression. Providing each participant with a hands-on opportunity to explore experimental printing technologies, this course is designed to help create a context in which to ask questions about the nature of dynamic media relative to the making of contemporary printed images. Further experimentation across media will be investigated. These media may include: drawing, painting, photography, video, and internet interfaces. This course will utilize the monotype, laser cutting, dye sublimation fabric printing, screen printing, vinyl cutting and digital drawing. woodblock printing, etching and evolving with your personal direction at its core.

Songwriting and Music Production 7/1 - 7/5

This workshop is guided by one question: What makes a song good? Granted the word "good" implies tastes and values that vary across cultures and populations. Yet is there a way to analyze and describe what makes certain songs effective and emotionally affective? This workshop is designed for songwriters and music producers of all levels who want to try and answer this question through the creation and development of their own original songs. The workshop will be broken into three phases: Analysis, Laboratory, and Performance. The Analysis phase will consist of learning and developing a knowledge of musical and audio production language to technically describe songwriting and music production practices; Laboratory will allow participants time to explore and develop ideas through experimentation and collaboration while utilizing AU music studio facilities; Performance will act as a capstone to the workshop where participants will work with the instructor in producing a complete live and/or recorded presentation of their song.

High School Portfolio: Color 7/1 - 7/5

This is an intensive for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors preparing portfolios for art school admissions and for those thinking about entering an art program. The five days will develop students’ concepts and skills to strengthen their portfolios. This institute will focus on color. Students will use a wide variety of materials to learn through experience how color interacts with material and form to create experiences for viewers. Students will create a minimum of 2 finished works for their portfolios, as well as be introduced to art work planning and development. Both 2D and 3D formats will be explored. Work documentation for portfolio presentation will be covered.