Summer High School

Teen Intensive Program

JUNE 17 

While we were sad to cancel our renowned in-person Summer High School Teen Intensive this year, we are excited to offer two intensive and immersive weeks of all-day drawing and painting instruction for teens in July taught via Zoom.

 

Each day will start with three hours of observational drawing, with work coming from a variety of sources.  After a one-hour lunch break, students will set up to paint with acrylic paint for the afternoon session.  Working from your own still life set-ups (with guidance on how to set them up), found object groupings or interiors, plants or other natural objects, some ‘zoomed in’ life figure models, self-portraits, and views out the window, students will be guided by instructors in methods and materials, and how to translate what you see into shape, value, and color relationships that lead to unified works of art.  Gesture, form and space will also be addressed. By the end of the two weeks, students will have produced a substantial portfolio of drawings, collages and paintings.  

 

The days will include image sharing of works by master and contemporary artists for inspiration, lots of work time, time to interact through discussion and group critique, and lots of individual attention.  

 

A supply list will be provided listing recommended drawing and painting supplies, which will be kept as simple as possible.  The online classes will have the same excellent instruction as the first two weeks of our usual three-week program, at a much lower cost, and no commute!  Students from anywhere in the world are welcome to join, so tell your friends in distant cities to join you for this wonderful opportunity to draw and paint together. 

 

In addition to this class designed specifically for teens, high school students are welcome to join any of our other offerings this summer as well. 

Please email admin@washingtonstudioschool.org if you have any additional questions. 

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Drawing, Painting and Printmaking 

WSS Summer High School Teen Intensive Program is a three week program that offers motivated high-school students the opportunity for concentrated and rigorous work in the visual arts. Included is exposure to art from ancient to contemporary times. Expect to work hard and have fun! All WSS instructors are practicing artists with extensive teaching experience.

The program runs Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm with a one-hour lunch break. Students may bring a lunch and eat at WSS or grab a bite at one of the carry-out places close by. Faculty will always be available for any students' needs throughout the day.

The fee is $1,875 and includes all materials.* Class size is limited to 14. Register early!

Program Schedule

WEEK 1
WEEK 2
WEEK 3

Morning

Observational Drawing (10am-1pm)

Lunch Break (1-2pm)

 

Afternoon

Painting (2-5pm)

Morning

Observational Drawing (10am-1 pm)

Lunch Break (1-2pm)

 

Afternoon

Painting (2-5pm)

Morning

Observational Drawing (10am-1pm)

Lunch Break (1-2pm)

Afternoon

Printmaking  (2-5pm)

Program Description

DRAWING
PAINTING
PRINTMAKING

Each day of the core sessions begins with a full three hour morning of observational drawing. Students will work from still life arrangements, interior space, the figure model, and the urban landscape. A variety of materials and techniques will be explored, from traditional to contemporary. Our goals will be mastering elements of line, shape, value, composition and the translation of observed 3-D forms into a believable 2-D sense of space.

Weeks one and two will be spent painting primarily with acrylic on canvas, although a mixed media project may be included as well. Students will build on their morning drawing skills by learning to articulate form, space and movement through paint. Working properties of paint, color theory and composition will also be included from still life, figure and the landscape.

Week three will introduce students to different methods of monotype printmaking. Students will work with non-toxic inks to produce a variety of prints and will learn to use a small printing press.

*Students will be provided with all materials such as drawing paper, charcoal, pencils, paints, canvases, brushes, easels, erasers and printmaking tools. 

For inquiries about this program, please call Jill Phillips, Head of Faculty and Artistic Director, at 202-234-3030 or email her at admin@washingtonstudioschool.org

WASHINGTON STUDIO SCHOOL

2129 S ST NW

WASHINGTON, DC 20008

202 234 3030 

E: ADMIN@WASHINGTONSTUDIOSCHOOL.ORG

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WASHINGTON STUDIO SCHOOL IS A TAX EXEMPT 501(C)3 ORGANIZATION, REGISTERED IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 

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MONDAY - FRIDAY     10AM - 5PM

SATURDAY                  BY APPOINTMENT 

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