Summer Art for Pre-College StudentsLearn 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, Digital Foundations and Introduction to Painting, we also offer one-of-a-kind workshops open to Pre-College students including Beginning Photography, Image+Process=Book, Fiber Arts and The Drawing Project.
2014 Featured Visiting Artist
This year Skidmore is excited to have Nicola Lopez as a visiting artist. Born in Santa Fe, NM, Nicola López lives and works in Brooklyn. She currently teaches at Columbia University in New York City. Through her work in installation, drawing and printmaking, López describes and reconfigures our contemporary primarily urban) landscape. Her focus on describing ‘place’ stems from an interest in urban planning, architecture and anthropology and it has been fueled by time spent working and traveling in different landscapes. López has participated in numerous residency programs and received numerous grants and fellowships, including a NYFA Fellowship in Drawing/Printmaking/Book Arts and a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally at museums including MoMA in NY, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in LA, the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City and the Denver Art Museum in Denver, CO and has been featured in solo exhibitions at museums such as the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, WI and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. López’s work is included in the permanent collections of MoMA, NY; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; El Museo del Barrio, NY; Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, among others. López’s site-specific work “Un-building Things” is currently on view the Balcony Lounge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY.
Other Visiting Artists and faculty this year will be:
RJ Calabrese * Emma Powell * Jane Fine * David Gyscek
For images of Nicola Lopez's work and biographical information: