Summer Studio Art

New this Summer

This summer we have added three exciting opportunities to our Summer Studio Art Program

New York Foundation for the Arts Mock Panel coming to Skidmore College!

What is a Mock Panel? A NYFA Mock Panel helps prepare students for the real world. This process gives students a behind-the-scenes tour of professional artistic review panels and gives invaluable tips to strengthen their applications for graduate schools, residencies, and grants.

How does it work? Students prepare and submit digital applications online, including work samples, resumes, and artist statements, using the same interface applicants use to apply for a NYFA Artists' Fellowship. Then NYFA staff will provide feedback when Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program students are invited to a Mock Panel on campus to see their submissions in the context of a live-jury panel.

Who are mock panels for? Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program students in any of the studio art courses and high school art fellows will be able to participate in the mock panel.


A five-week course in fine arts bronze casting. Students are taught basic foundry practices including rubber molding, wax-work, gating, and shelling. (Other technologies presented are TIG welding, chasing, and patina.)

No casting experience is necessary, but students must have significant experience in sculpture beyond the foundation level.

Acceptance into the program is dependent upon instructor’s approval.

(Not open to pre-college students.)



The Iron Vessel

Students will design, mold, and cast iron vessels using the traditional Japanese Sogata technique.

A five week, fine art, foundry experience.

(Not open to pre-college students.)



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