Jul 15 - Jul 19, All Day

1 Week Summer Workshops: 7/15 - 7/19

Introduction to Foundry: Aluminum Casting 7/15 - 7/19 ; Color From Nature - Flora, Fauna and Fungi 7/15 - 7/19 ; Public Art 7/15 - 7/19 ; Introduction to Wood Turning 7/15 - 7/19 & High School Institutes: School of Engineering 7/8 - 7/12 or 7/15 - 7/19 ; High School Portfolio: College Admissions 7/15 - 7/19; Dive into Dancing 7/15 - 7/19; Stop Motion Animation 7/15 - 7/19

Public Art 7/15 - 7/19

Students will consider all the practical considerations of making and installing a public art piece. We will begin by researching how pieces are installed, then planning, sketching, and building maquetts, then we will progress to a large scale sculpture. We will discuss site-specificity, materials, interior scaffolding, etc. These will be temporary, low impact sculptures that will be on display on campus at the end of the week, photographed in place, then disassembled. Materials will include: wood, metals (welding), fabric, found object, casting materials and more.

Color From Nature- Flora, Fauna and Fungi 7/15 - 7/19

Exploring the range of color potential from nothing more than Nature's offerings, students will experience traditional immersion dyeing, as well as methods both old and new of adding surface design to fabrics. These can include direct application of thickened dyes and mordants (fixatives), resist techniques like Shibori and various paste resists, rust dyeing and eco-printing. Planting, growing, harvesting, foraging and preparation of dyebaths will also be covered, along with safety and environmental issues.

Introduction to Foundry: Aluminum Casting 7/15 - 7/19

This workshop for middle and high school teachers introduces participants to the properties, chemistry and processes associated with casting. Critical processes are covered in detail with hands-on casting, metallurgy, and inspection techniques employed to ensure participants leave with a lasting understanding and knowledge to employ with their students.

Participants will work with basic molds to create a unique bowl of their own design. Participants will assist with running the aluminum furnace to safely melt and pour molten metal and work.

With generous funding from the Emerson Foundation, this workshop, including room and board, is $100.

Intro to Wood Turning 7/15 - 7/19

In this introductory workshop, students will learn the excitement and joy of making simple, beautiful wooden objects. Using locally sourced materials students will learn mounting techniques, grain direction, types of cuts, sanding and finishing. Instructor Tim McKee will also teach proper grinding and sharpening, safe tool handling techniques, and the importance of muscle memory to cultivating a feel for form and design. Students can expect to go home with a solid foundation in turning from which to explore new techniques and designs on their own.

High School Institutes:

High School Portfolio: College Admissions 7/15 - 7/19

This high school institute for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in aimed in preparing portfolios for art school admission and for those about to enter an art school program. Each day will include a morning and afternoon session. The week will begin with emphasis on drawing and move through design and printmaking.

Most college art programs require a portfolio that includes drawing. Drawing demonstrates a range of skills and reflects how an artist sees and thinks about composing the rectangle. Drawing requires the artist to see the whole composition and quickly go through a series of comparisons while having their hand keep pace. The institute will break those steps down, helping students build portfolios that reflect a more advanced approach to drawing.

Building on the language of drawing we will transition into a design project. Using collage, students will be challenged to create dynamic and well-organized images. We will discuss the basic design elements to consider when making an image. Those images will be the basis for a block print which will be printed by the students in our printshop. The week will end with discussions of the digital documentation and physical transporting of work.

Dive into Dancing 7/15 - 7/19

Suspend, fall, inhale, lengthen, ground and push! This high school institute explores the world of human movement through Modern Dance. Students will learn fundamental practices and ideas related to modern dance. The focus of the institute will be in the dance studio where students will develop technically and as artists taking class and exploring how dance warm-ups build into phrase-work and choreography. They will also view several inspiring works of historical significance and explore basic dance-making ideas in the local natural landscape.

Stop Motion Animation 7/15 - 7/ 19

This high school institute will introduce participants to 2D stop motion animation with painting, collage, and drawing. By using mixed media materials participants will create an animated drawing series. Words, phrases and images can be incorporated inspired by Carl Jung’s idea of the “active imagination.” Screenings will include works by Jodie Mack, William Kentridge and more.