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Summer Studio Art Program

Posted: 06/30/2011

An open house featuring work by students in Skidmore’s Summer Studio Art Program is scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 1, in the Saisselin Art Center. Admission is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

The event will showcase work by students who participated in the first session of Studio Art courses, from May 31 to July 1, taking classes in ceramics, textile studies, beginning photography, and silkscreen. The second session of Studio Art courses begins July 5 and includes classes in painting, ceramics, visual concepts, color, and drawing.

The photographs in this Portfolio were taken by Kyle Ford, visiting assistant professor of art at Skidmore, who taught photography in the first part of the summer. In the digital-based course, students got a hands-on lesson in landscape and HDR photography by hiking Buck Mountain, near Lake George.

Said Ford, “A goal of the course is to heighten students’ visual literacy – it’s almost like learning a new language. I try to expose them to more culturally and compositionally sound images to guide them.” For this assignment, the students hiked the mountain, carrying their gear and a picnic lunch. After they scouted the location, set up, and waited for the right light, Ford gave them a short workshop on landscape photography then invited them to begin taking their own images.

Skidmore’s courses are open to high school, undergraduate and graduate students. For details about the Summer Studio Art Program’s second session, please click here.

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