2022 Summer High School
Teen Intensive Program

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JULY 5- JULY 29, 2022

Monday - Friday, 11 am to 5 pm (with an hour lunch break at pm)

$1,750 includes supplies*

Please read our health and safety guidelines below before registering.

This 4-week program is for motivated and passionate high school artists who are interested in building their drawing and painting skills, learning some printmaking and mixed media processes, and finishing up with a very personal multi-media collage project. 

 

Students will work from live models and other classroom set-ups, as well as the outdoors when weather permits. Observational work will be the focus, but some work from imagination and memory will also be encouraged to tell your personal stories. Each week builds on the previous week, and skills are cumulative. The work of master and contemporary artists will be introduced each day.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Work time 11 am – 1 pm

Lunch break 1 – 2 pm (bring lunch or walk to nearby carry-out places on Connecticut Ave

Work time 2-5 pm

 

All art supplies are provided. All you need to bring is a large portfolio (can be a cardboard portfolio) to keep your work in, and your enthusiasm for making lots of art. 

Program Schedule

WEEK 1
WEEK 2
WEEK 3

Observational Drawing: 

Black and White

Instructor: Mary Freedman

Working with graphite, charcoal, ink and other monochromatic drawing materials, students will work from still life objects and as well as the live model and portrait within the context of the outdoor spaces near WSS. Line, shape, value and compositional elements will be addressed as students discover their own mark and sensibility.

Observational Drawing: 

Color

Instructor: Joren Lindholm

Continuing with observation, utilizing objects, live models, and the cityscape surrounding WSS, students will begin to bring color into the drawings. Colored pencils, pastels, oil pastels and other materials will be introduced as color theory and color relationships are explored. Composition, emphasis, and some experimentation will be explored.

Painting and Watermedia

Instructor: Brian Kelley

 

The third week will move to water-based paints – both watercolor and gouache –and will continue to use the outdoors as much as possible. The figure in the landscape will be a frequent motif. Learning the difference between the transparent qualities of watercolor and the opacity of gouache will part of the process. Combining these paints with some of the drawing materials from Weeks 1 and 2 will also be encouraged.

WEEK 4

Telling Your Stories: Mixed Media and Collage

Instructor: Melvin Nesbitt, Jr.

The fourth week is an exciting opportunity to pull skills from the first three weeks together into a final work of art that is personal, inventive, and meaningful to the individual artist. Using all available materials plus the addition of collage, students will create a unique visual story that can be political, autobiographical, completely invented, or a combination of the above.

Due to the limited space in this program, registration is final and no refunds or withdrawals will be allowed except under special circumstances as listed on our policies and resource page.

 

A limited number of scholarships are available. For additional inquiries about this program, please email admin@washingtonstudioschool.org

WSS Health and Safety Measures

Washington Studio School has returned to in-person programs in our building.  As we do, our first priority is the health and safety of our students, visitors, faculty, and staff. 

 

To ensure that, WSS is setting forth and following a series of health and safety measures, based on current CDC and District of Columbia guidelines, to address the risk of contracting COVID-19 and its transmission.  

 

We wish to emphasize that the risks of contracting COVID-19 remain significant and -- given that WSS activities are elective -- we urge that you not sign up for WSS programs unless you understand and accept those risks. Avoiding the transmission of COVID-19 in the WSS community relies not simply on precautions taken by the school, but also on the cooperation of all members of our community. Anyone participating in an in-person program at WSS will be expected to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, mask-wearing, and adherence to additional health and safety measures will be required for anyone participating in a course at our building.

 

These guidelines apply to students, visitors, faculty, and staff. They include the following: 

1. Anyone participating in indoor in-person courses will be required to show proof of vaccination, and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot upon eligibility (i.e., 2 months after Johnson & Johnson vaccination, or 6 months after your second dose of the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech or other WHO-approved vaccines). Full vaccination must be completed at least two weeks prior to the start date. Students or visitors participating in outdoor courses or programs are not required to be vaccinated. However, unvaccinated participants must wear a mask if physical distancing (suggested 6 feet apart) is not possible. 

 

2. Everyone in the WSS building must wear a N95 or KN95 mask at all times, at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Masks should completely cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of the face without gaps. Proper mask-wearing will be enforced by faculty and staff. 

3. Everyone must adhere to physical distancing requirements as indicated on signage placed throughout the building.

4. Anyone who feels sick should stay at home. If you begin to feel unwell while at WSS, please go home immediately and contact your physician.
 

5. Anyone who learns that they have contracted COVID-19 or been exposed to someone who has contracted it should notify WSS immediately so that appropriate measures can be taken. 

As WSS follows current CDC and District of Columbia guidelines for our health and safety procedures, we have implemented recommended safety measures, including the following: 

1. Daily cleaning of high touch areas and surfaces; 

2. Readily available sanitizing products throughout the building.

 

3. Capacity control to maintain suggested physical distancing measures of six feet between individuals. 

 

4. Installation of HEPA air purifier systems and air quality monitoring equipment in shared spaces. 


We will post signage at the entrance and throughout the building to provide additional guidance on safety measures. 

 

If you have questions or concerns about safety protocols while participating in activities at WSS, please contact Laila Jadallah, Managing Director at laila@washingtonstudioschool.org

 

As new guidelines are released by the CDC and the District of Columbia, WSS will adjust its procedures as appropriate.