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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.


2015 Featured Visiting Artist

Paula Wilson

We are very excited that our Summer Studio Art Programs' Visiting Artist will be Paula Wilson. Paula will be in residence on campus July 20-24, 2015.

Paula Wilson's ArtworkPaula Wilson was born in Chicago, IL. She now lives in Carrizozo, NM. Paula received her BFA from Washington University, St. Louis, MO, and her MFA from Columbia University in 2005.

Paula Wilson has been featured in group and solo exhibitions through out the United States and Europe, including: Solo Undress, Center for Contemporary Arts, Spector Ripps Project Space, Santa Fe, NM; Studio Museum in Harlem; Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY; Bellwether Gallery, NY; Fred Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Johan Berggren Gallery, Sweden; and Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw.

Her work is in the collections of the Studio Museum Harlem, Yale University Art Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Saatchi Gallery, and the Fabric Workshop and Museum.

Paula's recent teaching residencies include:

For more information and images of Paula's artwork, please visit her website and her current project website.



100 Views of Mt Fuji

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 more traditional printmaking techniques. The inspiration for the course comes from the famous Japanese print series featuring Mt. Fuji.

Students will start with digital photography, creating the 100 images to be used for the art project. Those 100 images will be the basis for digital manipulations and digital prints generated in the computer studio. From there, students will move to the Print Shop where they will create traditional relief prints based on the images they have generated. The final art works will be put together in a simple 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.