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June 23, 2004


SUMMER ART INSTITUTE SLATED JULY 18 TO 31

    OSWEGO -- Students entering 10th and 11th grades can earn college credit for attending classes and studios at SUNY Oswego's eighth annual Summer Art Institute, July 18 to 31. 

    Kelly L. Roe, an assistant professor of graphic design and an Oswego alumna who exhibits her work throughout the Northeast, will lead the residential program, which is sponsored by the college's art department and the Office of Continuing Education at SUNY Oswego. Instructors selected for their abilities in both fine art and education will round out the institute's staff.

    Participants will choose three studios from a selection of seven: painting, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, graphic design, drawing and photography. Three three-hour daily sessions in morning, afternoon and evening will provide an environment for students of all levels to expand their abilities and creativity.

    Participants will work in a variety of media ranging from acrylics to clay to Macintosh computers. Students opting for the studio in graphic design will learn the basics of computer programs such as QuarkXpress, Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator.

    The institute will culminate in an exhibit of students' work at Tyler Art Gallery. The exhibition will be open to family, friends and faculty on Saturday, July 31.

    Students will earn three college-level credits for participating in the program. The credits can be applied to any bachelor's degree program at SUNY Oswego or transferred to another college.

    A trip to Ottawa, Canada, will give students an opportunity to appreciate and discuss artwork from around the world in a new and stimulating environment. The trip will feature visits to museums, art galleries and exhibitions designed to inspire students and expose them to the international nature of art.

    The classes on the SUNY Oswego campus will provide a guided look into the world of aesthetics and creation during which students will be able to express their own unique talents and skills. Topics to be explored include technique, function, history, perspective and composition, and many others.

    Sessions will involve several aspects of art education through group critiques, demonstrations, discussion of aesthetics, interaction with professional artists, and visits to studios of practicing artists as well as access to Oswego's computer facilities.

    The deadline for the institute is rolling, and applications are still being accepted. For more information, e-mail artinst@oswego.edu, visit www.oswego.edu/ced/summersession/artinstitute/ or call the SUNY Oswego Office of Continuing Education at 312-2270.

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