About the School of Visual Arts
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The 2021 NYSSSA School of Visual Arts will be not be held in person at SUNY Fredonia due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. All classes and workshops will be held virtually.
NYSSSA Visual Arts will be conducted virtually for the summer of 2021 and is committed to ensuring that students have an experience that is true to the NYSSSA mission. Our primary goal is to work with High School aged artists to provide opportunities to build and expand their artistic interests and develop portfolios for their next step in their artistic growth.
Over the course of 4 weeks, students will be provided the opportunity to interact with working professional artists through daily workshops, lectures and critiques. Each studio workshop will meet once a week for 3 to 4 consecutive weeks.
The workshops will introduce students to a multitude of concepts, skills and assignments. The students will be expected to work on and develop their projects between each workshop in order to complete their assignments. Typically, this will require 2-3 hours per day. Projects will be created using non-traditional and commonplace materials that can typically be found inside the home. Workshops will include group critiques where students will have a chance to present their work and receive feedback from the instructor and peers.
Sample courses include: portraiture, 3D mixed media, printmaking and sequential art.
Things a student will need:
- Space and surface for making art.
- Basic art supplies, as listed on each workshop’s materials list—this will be provided prior to the program.
- Internet access and an internet-connected device with audio and video. A computer or laptop is recommended, but participants can join by phone or tablet.
- Access to Zoom. No account is required. Secure links and passwords will be provided by the NYSSSA administration.