Summer Art + Design

Earn college credit and explore topics in
Fine Arts, Photography, Graphic + Media Design, and Interior Design.

2016 Summer Art + Design

Our 2016 Summer Art + Design program curriculum is available now! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out through our contact form or email us at summerart(at)sage.edu.

Summer Art + Design at Sage is geared towards students who want to exercise and refine their creative expression beyond what can be learned in a traditional High School setting. Our unique program offers three-week college credit courses to high school students at competitive costs. In addition, one-week workshops allow students to explore unique topics within the arts. Students will enhance their skills and expand their horizons under the guidance of professional artists and designers. Students entering grades 9 through 12 for fall 2016 are eligible to enroll.

The Sage College of Albany was recently named one of the Top Design Schools of 2016 by Graphic Design USA.

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Session I: Three-week College Credit Course Offerings


Session I takes place July 11 – 29. This three week session includes foundation courses that allow students of any skill level to participate. Refine your technique, or start from scratch, all while earning college credit!

Students will meet Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a break for lunch from 12 – 1 p.m.

Students are required to bring their own bagged lunch.

All supplies are included in the cost of tuition.

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This course is an introduction to college level acrylic painting with an emphasis on composition, color, and paint handling techniques with references to both classical and contemporary painting styles. Students should expect to explore a variety of painting techniques such as sfumato, chiaroscuro, impasto, alla prima, glazing and palette knife painting. Highly differentiated and individualized instruction is utilized in assisting student learning that is tailored to specific needs and ability levels

Instructor: Jason Belknap
This college credit course provides an introduction to drawing concepts and techniques designed to enhance skill through the use of observational drawing practices. This class is designed for both experienced art students who wish to further develop portfolios as well as students who have limited previous experience in drawing and wish to forge the necessary skills for aesthetic understanding visual expression. Students will explore shape, form and composition through observational studies of both still-life and a live model with graphite, charcoal and pastel as well as explore digital drawing through the use of Cintiq Tablets. Highly differentiated and individualized instruction is utilized in assisting student learning that is tailored to specific needs and ability levels.

Instructor: TBA
This introductory level college course will introduce students to the basic principles and techniques of printmaking. Students will be exposed to the tools and processes of classically based printmaking while also gaining skill in contemporary techniques and methodologies. These techniques will include the application of ink and ink transfer, plate registration, carving, etching, linoleum relief printing, intaglio and monoprint. Student creativity and choice in subject matter allow for deeply personal meaning in created works. Highly differentiated and individualized instruction is utilized in assisting student learning that is tailored to specific needs and ability levels.

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This college credit introductory course will introduce students to the basic principles and techniques of ceramics fired in both raku and salt kilns. Students will design and construct clay forms using hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Students will learn about exciting and unique Raku and salt kiln open firing processes that are not available in their high school. Highly differentiated and individualized instruction is utilized in assisting student learning that is tailored to specific needs and ability levels.

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This course introduces three-dimensional problem-solving techniques used to relate the elements and principles that shape interior space. Functional and aesthetic factors that affect individual spatial requirements are also explored. This is a foundation level course for any interested student, or students pursuing Interior Design or Graphic + Media Design degrees at the Sage College of Albany. Highly differentiated and individualized instruction is utilized in assisting student learning that is tailored to specific needs and ability levels.

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In this introductory course, students become familiar with the basic tools, techniques, terminology and materials of the graphic designer. Students will learn to apply basic design principles to articulate a message in order to solve visual communication problems. The design process will be explored through the completion of assigned projects that incorporate initial research, idea generation, and final presentation of a design solution. Highly differentiated and individualized instruction is utilized in assisting student learning that is tailored to specific needs and ability levels.

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Session II: One-week Workshops

Session II takes place August 1 – 5. These workshops are designed to give students a short but focused experience with unique projects and processes in the fields of art and design.

Students will meet Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a break for lunch from 12 – 1 p.m.

Students are required to bring their own lunch.

All supplies are included in the cost of tuition.

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This one-week portfolio preparation class is designed to give students the competitive edge they need when applying to college and university art programs. The workshop will teach students how to create a winning portfolio designed to impress both college admissions offices and art department faculty. During the morning portion of workshop meetings, visiting artists will speak to students about what should be included in their portfolios. Afternoons will consist of critiques of student work and demonstrations of proper techniques for matting, repairing, and completing artwork.

Instructor: Jean Dahlgren
This introductory level workshop will introduce students to the basic principles and techniques of silkscreen printing. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of the silkscreening process with the creation of how contrast designs, screen preparation, color mixing with ink, and stencil cutting. Student work will be rooted in technically driven skills and concepts and paired with highly creative and contemporary designs that exhibit a highly personalized tone. Highly differentiated and individualized instruction is utilized in assisting student learning that is tailored to specific needs and ability levels.

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Engage in a dynamic course that spans work in the digital lab, the outdoors, and the photographic darkroom. Students will go well beyond their high school experience to gain a sophisticated knowledge of alternative photographic process including cyanotype, Van Dyke and lumen printing. Students will create deeply personalized prints through the use of digital negatives, exposure of their imagery in the sun, and darkroom processing. Highly differentiated and individualized instruction is utilized in assisting student learning that is tailored to specific needs and ability levels.

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Engage in a truly dynamic course that explores some of the latest theories and practices in this 21st century art making technique. STEM Education meets art adding STEAM to this cutting edge sculptural technique. Explore basic 3-D modeling using Autodesk’s 123-D Design, SketchUp, and Sculptris and print your designs using MakerBot 3-D printers. Exposure to this new way of creating art will give students a highly sought after skill that will be above anything that they can encounter in High School. Highly differentiated and individualized instruction is utilized in assisting student learning that is tailored to specific needs and ability levels.

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Engage in a visually stunning course that explores some of the latest theories and practices in this 21st century art making technique. Students will see the laser cutter as a unique output tool that relies on digital files for etching or cutting various materials. STEM Education meets art adding STEAM to this cutting edge carving technique. Learn to utilize digital design in preparing Adobe Photoshop files for etching into wood or plastic, and Adobe Illustrator files for cutting wood, plastic and paper. Exposure to this new way of creating breathtaking carvings and etchings will give students a highly sought after skill that will be above anything that they can encounter in High School. Highly differentiated and individualized instruction is utilized in assisting student learning that is tailored to specific needs and ability levels.

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Interior Design emphasizes a three-dimensional approach to creating humane, enabling and ecologically sensitive interior environments for living, working, and recreation. In this one-week course, students will be exposed to basic concepts in interior design and the this distinctly specialized profession. Highly differentiated and individualized instruction is utilized in assisting student learning that is tailored to specific needs and ability levels.

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Tuition + Registration + Scholarship

College Credit and Workshops

College courses are increasingly expensive. Our Summer Art + Design program provides high school students with the opportunity to earn college credit in a concentrated three-week semester for the fraction of the cost of traditional semester classes. Students may also expand on their experience at Sage by taking one-week workshops in addition to their college credit course. Students entering grades 9 through 12 for fall 2016 are eligible to enroll.

Students meet M-F from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one hour break for lunch from 12 – 1 p.m.

Students must supply their own lunch.

All supplies are included in the tuition for each Summer Art + Design college credit course and one-week workshops.

Tuition and Registration

Course Tuition
1 College Credit Course $900
1 College Credit Course
+ 1 one-week Workshop
$1125
($50 savings)
1 one-week Workshop $275
REGISTER NOW!

Sage Colleges Scholarship

This year, a high school student enrolled in the Portfolio Preparation Workshop will be selected by the Chair of the Department of Art + Design to receive the Sage Colleges Scholarship. The student will be awarded based on their work and active role in class participation. The student will exemplify the Sage motto: To Be. To Know. To Do. This individual will receive a $5000 scholarship applicable to either the Sage College of Albany or Russell Sage College.

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