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Skidmore in Paris

Studio Art - Arts & Business

This is an historical sampling of course descriptions for studio art courses that have been taken by previous program participants outside of the Skidmore Center. This list should be used as a guide. Courses listed are not guaranteed to be offered during your semester in Paris and require department approval at Skidmore.

(Académie de Port Royal)

Students spend a minimum of six (6) hours per week in class painting or drawing nudes and/or a still life. (Two still-life displays are available, each lasting two weeks, and alternately renewed on Thursdays.) Students prepare one work for general comments from instructors and student peers. Additionally, each student must must visit at least one exhibit and submit a one-page essay, in French summarizing his/her reactions and feelings relating to the exhibit. Class participants use the medium and technique of their choice, while receiving consistent feedback and instruction from the instructors, all of whom are professional artists. The final grade is based on individual progress, attendance, a sketch project, and the essay.

(Studio Vermès, Paris Bastille)
(Supplementary studio fee: 200 Euros)

The course is geared to an exploration of the aesthetic and mechanical aspects of the photographic process.Emphasis is placed on using the camera as a tool to increase visual sensitivity and personal awareness.Each student must bring his/her own camera with adjustable lens. Ready access to dark-room facilities. Eight hours per week.

(Studio Vermès, Paris Bastille)
(Supplementary studio fee: 200 Euros)

Advanced dark-room techniques and investigation into the creative possibilities of photography.Candidates for this course may have to pass an entrance test.