Program Overview

New for 2020! Summer College students will be enrolled in ARI 200 – Introduction to Studio Arts: Sculptural & Time-Based Forms. This is a regularized undergraduate course in the School of Art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This studio art class for high school students introduces creative thinking, aspects of visual representation and expression, and critical methods. Students will explore different media, materials, and ways of working and developing visual literacy, and they will develop personal directions and affinities through making artwork. This class will include work in sculpture, installation, video, and sound.

My instructors really inspired and motivated me and I was able to improve my portfolio for college applications.   ~ Summer College art student, 2019

Program Objectives

  • Conceptualize and complete artistic projects that demonstrate an understanding of visual thinking
  • Explain orally the differing ways sculptures can exist as objects in physical, digital, and performative forms
  • Be able to confidently use the processes of sculpture, installation, video, and sound
  • Demonstrate safe working knowledge of shop tools
  • Build portfolio and professionally document their work
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate creative ideas and criticism

Art & Design Track

Interested in learning more about art and design? Summer College students can choose an additional art and design program in a consecutive session and receive 10% off both sessions. Choose two additional art and design programs and receive 15% off all three sessions (Scholarship and Financial Aid will apply to each program attended). Or build your own track and explore even more of what Syracuse University has to offer!

Session I: June 27 – July 10: Art & Activism, Art & Craft of Animation, Industrial Design

Session II: July 11 – July 24: Art Intensive: Sculpture & Time-Based Forms (ARI 200), Fashion and Accessories Design, Graphic Design, Photography

Session III: July 25 – August 7: Environmental & Interior Design

 View all programs by session date to build your own track!


Art & Design Track

Interested in learning more about art and design? Summer College students can choose an additional art and design program in a consecutive session and receive 10% off both sessions. Choose two additional art and design programs and receive 15% off all three sessions (Scholarship and Financial Aid will apply to each program attended). Or build your own track and explore even more of what Syracuse University has to offer!

Session I: June 27 – July 10: Art & Activism, Art & Craft of Animation, Industrial Design

Session II: July 11 – July 24: Art Intensive: Sculpture & Time-Based Forms (ARI 200), Fashion and Accessories Design, Graphic Design, Photography

Session III: July 25 – August 7: Environmental & Interior Design

 View all programs by session date to build your own track!


Learn more about ARI 200: Introduction to Studio Arts: Sculptural & Time-Based Forms

Program Dates & Details Eligibility Requirements Program Cost Program Requirements Typical Day Faculty Bios


Program Dates & Details

Session II: July 11 – July 24, 2020
Duration: 2-weeks

Grading

Credit: 3 credits
Grading System: A-F


Eligibility Requirements

Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date. For full Summer College admission requirements, view the Admissions Overview and Eligibility page.

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Program Cost

Program Costs:

  • Residential: $4,950
  • Commuter: $4,136

*Please visit our Program Costs page for more detailed information. Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.  Discounts and scholarships are also available.


Program Requirements

What to Pack

Students will need shop appropriate clothing including closed toed shoes (preferably boots), jeans/100% cotton pants, 100% cotton shirt (long sleeve and short sleeve). All clothes will likely get dirty.

Student Expectations

A creative practice requires an openness to critically and creatively question, a willingness to engage in productive conversation, an understanding of your biases, a commitment to your work, and dedication to developing as an artist. You will be expected to approach each project this way.

A productive process of making, viewing, and critiquing art requires thoughtfulness and respect of yourself and your peers. As a community, we will approach discussions, assignments, and critiques with an open mind and a willingness to engage difficult subject matters and conversations.

Each student is required to complete assignments on time and to the best of their ability. For every assignment, you will be required to photographically document your finished artwork. Additionally, you are expected to actively participate in demonstrations, discussions, lectures, and critiques.

The last fifteen minutes of every class is dedicated to studio clean up. You are responsible for cleaning the areas you worked in and returning all tools to their proper place. Failing to clean up after yourself will result in a loss of studio privileges and will negatively affect the participation portion of your grade.


Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

  • 9am-10am Morning Lecture (by either professors or visiting artist)
  • 10am – 12pm Demonstration/Skill building
  • 12pm – 12:30pm Lunch
  • 12:30pm – 1 pm Project Introduction or in-progress critique
  • 1pm – 3:45pm In-class work time/Individual assistance with professors
  • 3:45pm – 4pm Studio Clean Up

When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College trips and activities. Check out our Campus Activities page for more information!

Field Trips

Potential field trips include:

  • Buffalo Insititue of Contemporary Art (BICA)
  • Visual Studies Workshop
  • Rochester Contemporary
  • Visit to Artist Studio in either Syracuse, Rochester, or Buffalo

End Event

The End Event will be a group exhibition in Syracuse (location TBD) on the last day of class from 3pm-5pm.

Final Academic Obligation

Students are permitted to leave on Friday, July 24, 2020 upon the completion of their course at 5:00pm. If students have any questions regarding their final academic obligation, we encourage them to reach out to their instructor. Please refer to the Move-Out page for important information regarding the checkout process.


Faculty Bios

Jeremy Tarr

Jeremy Tarr was born in 1989 to a blue collar family and raised in the working class neighborhoods of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. His undergraduate education is in printmaking and sculpture. Drawing on the decay within post industrial settings his work deals with the abandoned and vacant spaces and the new myths and narratives that arise in their place. He works in performance, video, sculpture, photography . He has shown internationally at Monte Vista Projects (Los Angeles), Axel Haubrok Fahrbereitschaft (Berlin), Governors Island (New York). Tarr received his MFA from Syracuse University. He currently teaches Sculpture in the School of Art and is the Assistant to the Director of the Dowd Gallery at SUNY Cortland. In addition to Tarr’s individual practice he is a part of Double Double Project, a group of Syracuse Alumni who show together bi-annually.

Rebecca Forstater

Rebecca Forstater was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where she got her first email address in 1994, and spent most of the early 2000’s crafting away messages for AIM. Forstater’s practice is based on rearranging sentimentality and fear in an unbounded digital cultural as a method of imagining new futures, working across various digital mediums, sculpture, and performance. She has exhibited her work internationally at CLAY Keramikmuseum (Denmark), Botschaft (Berlin), Monte Vista Projects (Los Angeles), Governors Island (New York), and has received artist residencies at The Fahrbereitschaft (Germany) and Governors Island (New York). Forstater received her MFA in Studio Arts from Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts and is currently teaches Digital Sculpture in the School of Art. In addition to her individual art practice, Forstater is part of the art collective, Double Double Project, and is a curator and co-founder of Trophy Room Project Space.