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Summer Pre-College

Studio Art Course

Summer Art for Pre-College Students

Learn new skills and begin thinking and working like an artist while creating and strengthening your portfolio. Students in Skidmore's Pre-College Program who choose to take one or two art courses have the opportunity to participate in the summer studio art programming, which features Skidmore's state of the art studio facilities, visiting artists, critiques with faculty, special panel discussions, museum visits, and culminates in a student exhibition open to the public, family, and friends.

In addition to foundation level college courses such as Visual Concepts and Introduction to Painting, we also offer one-of-a-kind workshops open to Pre-College students including Printmaking: From Scratch, Collage, and 100 Views of Summer.


Borinquen Gallo work2016 Featured Visiting Artist

We are very excited that our Summer Studio Art Programs' Visiting Artist will be Borinquen Gallo.

Borinquen Gallo is an artist and educator born in Rome, Italy who lives and works in New York City. She earned a BFA from the Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art, and an MFA in Painting from Hunter College. She is currently Assistant Professor of Art and Design Education at Pratt Institute and Sculpture Instructor at the National Academy School and Museum. Recent awards include The Cooper Union Artist Residency and Exhibition (2010), The Marion Netter Fellowship (2010) and the Doris Liebowitz Art Educator Award (2009).

To learn more about Borinquen Gallo visit her website.





100 Views of Mt Fuji

Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program will also offer a special non-credit Workshop Session ll:

100 Views of Summer

This year we are offering a special workshop designed to give Pre-College students an opportunity to learn how to integrate contemporary digital and computer based image making with traditional printmaking and collage techniques. The inspiration for the course comes from the famous Japanese print series by Hiroshige featuring Mt. Fuji.

Students will start with digital photography, creating 100 original digital images to be used for the art project. The 100 images the students generate will be the basis for traditional relief prints and collage drawings created in the Print Shop. The final art works will be placed in a student created presentation folio.


PrintNation - An all-day printmaking extravaganza!
Hands-on printmaking experience for all Studio Art students.
Day trip to the Clark Institute of Art and MassMoca to view contemporary art and museum collections.