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Columbia University School of the Arts • 2013 Summer Intensives •

Published January 28, 2013
Drawing the City/Paris
Advanced Photography Intensive: New York
Advanced Painting Intensive: New York
Advanced Printmaking Intensive: New York
Contemporary Ceramics Intensive: New York
Columbia University
School of the Arts

Visual Arts Program

2012 Summer Intensives
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Drawing the City:Paris
July 1–26, 2013
Instructor: Allison Katz
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Drawing the City is an immersive four-week studio- and
research-based program for intermediate to advanced artists. Artists will explore Paris
and develop both their conceptual and technical approaches to drawing through faculty-led
drawing sessions from observation, held at sites all over the city, including iconic settings
such as Montmartre, Ile St Louis, Luxembourg gardens, and Pere Lachaise cemetery, as
well as lesser-known hidden gems such as “boutique” museums. and historic ateliers.
Certain themes that will be explored are contemporary plein–air practices, fieldwork
notebooks, collage without photography, and drawing as source material (for other
drawings, paintings or sculpture.)
Advanced Photography Intensive: New York
May 28–July 5, 2013
Instructor: Thomas Roma
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The Advanced Photography Intensive engages students
in the fundamentals of photographic practice and the development of a portfolio.
A combination of advanced technical tutorials, individual meetings with internationally
renowned artists and art professionals, as well as a series of seminars and group
critiques, provide students with the tools they need to advance professionally and
further develop the core elements of their practice. Students are expected to produce
work independently throughout the six-week term and fully dedicate their time and
efforts to the course.
Advanced Painting Intensive: New York
May 28–July 5, 2013
Instructor: Gregory Amenoff
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The Advanced Painting Intensive mentors a group
of up to twelve students through individual and group critique, technical tutorials,
exposure to the New York gallery and museum worlds, and lectures and critics by
nationally known visiting artists. The six-week, six-credit workshop is based on the
elements and structure of Columbia’s MFA degree program and is tailored to those
who are interested in challenging and advancing their work in an immersive and
nurturing environment. Additionally, the workshop is geared to those who desire
to develop both a strong visual portfolio and a written package appropriate for
applications to MFA programs.
Advanced Printmaking Intensive: New York
May 28–July 5, 2013
Instructor: Tomas Vu-Daniel, Craig Zammiello, Kurt Kemp & Jennifer Sturgill
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The Advanced Printmaking intensive focuses on teaching
students new and traditional printmaking techniques and developing skills on all levels.
Students and professionals have access to all printmaking processes and equipment
but will focus on a primary area of interest. Throughout the course, students have
the opportunity to visit artists’ studios and view prints in exclusive print study rooms
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, and the Museum of
Modern Art. Participants are also exposed to the inner workings of the LeRoy Neiman
Center for Print Studies publishing operation at Columbia University.
Contemporary Ceramics Workshop: New York
May 28–June 21, 2013
Instructor: JJ Peet
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Contemporary Ceramics is an immersive 4 week
studio- and research-based program designed for artists of all skill sets, interesting
in expanding their knowledge of ceramics in a stimulating and concentrated environment.
Throughout the course, students engage with the rich and exciting history of the ceramic
process, while investigating current innovations and contemporary practices with the material.
Through rigorous studio work, regular group critiques and individual meetings each artist
explores ways of relating this dynamic material to contemporary art making.