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
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