Summer Programs

Summer 2017 Courses for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, and Special/Visiting Students

ART-UE 101/ ART-GE 2771  Introduction to Drawing I
Basic materials & methods of drawing. It combines perceptual learning with initial conceptual basics for drawing. This includes line usage, shape inventing, size differentiating, brightness contrast, location & overlap. Students will develop the skill to discuss their drawings as well as the drawings of others, & learn to observe & empathize with the genres of landscape, still-life, & figure. Individual & group critiques, slide lectures, & museum & gallery visits support studio activities.
4 units  | Session: 6W1 05/22/2017 - 07/02/2017
Tue,Thu 12.30 PM - 4.40 PM
Notes: $350 studio fee. Non refundable after first week of class.

ART-UE 300/ ART-GE 2780 Introduction to Digital Photography
A hands-on introduction to the technical & creative uses of digital photography. The class will explore the use of digital technologies to compose, shoot, scan, alter, & print images, as well as considering the ways in which photographic meaning has been changed by the use of the computer. Student provides their own camera & paper.
4 units | Session: 6W1 05/22/2017 - 07/02/2017
Mon,Wed 12.30 PM - 4.40 PM
Notes: $350 studio fee. Non refundable after first week of class.

ART-UE 401 Introduction to Design I
This course serves to familiarize the student with the fundamentals of typography. Typography forms the basis of our contemporary communication. Students will gain design abilities based on analogue techniques as well as digital software. The class explores letterform design & moves subsequently to typesetting exercises performed using the letterpress printer & computer. Compositions exploring typography as color, form, & image will be examined for visual impact as well as meaning. The history of typography is incorporated beginning with Guttenberg in the 1400’s through the classic designers of the 17th & 18th centuries, type-design through Russian Constructivism, the Bauhaus, & Modernism to contemporary digital type design.
ART-UE 401 | 4 units | Class#: 5477 | Session: 1 05/22/2017 - 08/13/2017 | Section: 001
Class Status: Open | Grading: Ugrd Steinhardt Graded | Instruction Mode: In-Person
Course Location: Washington Square | Component: Studio
05/22/2017 - 08/13/2017 Mon,Wed 5.00 PM - 9.10 PM
Notes: Open to all students except BFA studio Art. $350 studio fee non refundable after first week of class.

ART-UE 503/ ART-GE 2793  Introduction to Ceramics I
An introduction to the technical problems of making, decorating, glazing, & firing ceramic forms, while providing opportunities for understanding & developing sensitivities to clay as an art form.
4 units | Session: 6W2 07/03/2017 - 08/13/2017
Mon,Wed 12.30 PM - 4.40 PM
Notes: Open to all students except BFA studio Art. $350 studio fee non refundable after first week of class.

ART-UE 1002/ ART GE 2002  Introduction to the Galleries and Museums of New York
Survey a broad spectrum of visual art resources through guided lecture-tour visits to current exhibitions at leading museums, galleries & alternative art spaced located throughout New York City. Onsite meetings with art administrators affiliated with various organizations shed light on a wide range of career & management issues pertaining to the field & add to an understanding of the development & continued growth of New York's exciting art world.
3 units | Session: 1 05/22/2017 - 08/13/2017
Cl Tue,Thu 1.30 PM - 4.40 PM
Notes: MEETS WITH ART-GE 2002. Open to all students

ART-UE 1997 Interdiscipline UG Proj Studio Art: Participatory Art
Course explores Participatory Art & Creative Placemaking. Students will develop site-specific artworks in collaboration with The Prattsville Art Center in Prattsville, NY a small rural Catskill community still recovering from the devastating floods associated with Hurricane Irene. Socially engaged artwork as well as critical ideas institutions, & funders that have been central to these art movements will be discussed within this process. Through this course & collaboration students will explore art in relationship to town planning, social activism, entrepreneurship, & community revitalization.
1 - 4 units | Session: 6W2 07/03/2017 - 08/13/2017
Notes: Class open to all students. Off site component in Prattsville NY. More info contact and/or

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