The department’s Summer Art Program provides an intensive and rewarding studio art experience for seriously motivated undergraduates who wish to extend their academic work into the summer and for pre-college students and other nontraditional students who seek a college-level experience in studio art. It further promotes the general educational mission of the department and College through its rigorous departmental offerings in studio as well as special topics courses not offered during the regular academic year.
The Summer Art Program, with its concentrated studio time and ample studio space, allows for a more diverse curriculum and student/faculty population than can be accommodated during the regular academic year. Featuring full-credit department courses as well as various non-credit experiences and supported by a full schedule of visiting artist lectures and exhibitions in the Schick Gallery and Tang Museum, the Summer Art Program provides the opportunity for a community of artists and students from varied backgrounds and disciplines to experiment, explore and develop visual ideas in depth.
The mission of the Summer Art Program evolves from a rich heritage of programs and experiences that have contributed to its vibrancy over the past forty years. Various past and current programs include:
- Summer Term courses that extend the department’s curriculum into the summer, for Skidmore College and visiting students
- Pre-College Program in Art with credit and non-credit courses for high school students in the summer after their sophomore, junior, and senior years
- High School Art Teacher Fellowship Program
- Visiting Artist Series