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Visual Arts Program

Within the 3 week Visual Arts intensive at SUNY Fredonia, students have the opportunity to specialize in one 2D art form and one 3D art form. This program is specifically designed to emphasize art experiences that cannot normally be undertaken during a 45-minute school period. You will work in the studio with drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, figure, and interdisciplinary arts under the direction of noted exhibiting artists/educators. Related activities will include drawing and painting from a live model, trips to farms and lakes in the area, and experience with art processes that include welding, casting, direct carving, modeling life-size objects in clay, and experimenting with a variety of printmaking techniques. Sample courses may include: Drawing, Painting, Sequential Art, Sculpture, Figure Drawing, 3D Figure Studies, Assemblage, Textiles, and Landscape, among others.

In order to apply, students must:

A note about formatting your Google Drive folder with application materials: Please label your Google Drive folder: LastName_FirstName_SVA. Please make sure your folder is able to be viewed publicly. Within the folder, you should have your Statement of Intent and a folder containing your portfolio images. Images must be labeled LastName_FirstName_ArtworkTitle_Medium. 

  • STATEMENT OF ARTISTIC INTENT (250 words maximum) - Please describe your ideas when creating your work and why you are interested in pursuing advanced studies in visual arts.
    • Students must submit 8-10 samples of their work. Please do not submit more than 10 images.
    • Each artwork should be labeled with student name and medium like this: FirstName_LastName_ArtworkTitle_Medium
    • Only digital submissions will be accepted.
    • We strongly encourage students to submit work from direct observation.
    • We recommend that a self-portrait from direct observation (not a photograph) be included.
    • Two views should be included for all three-dimensional work.
    • We encourage students to include work from their sketchbooks.
    • Photographed images of work should be clear and sized/formatted properly.

Eligibility Requirements:

Students must currently be in 8th-12th grade at the time of application in order to qualify

Students must be full-time residents of New York State and/or attend school full-time in New York State

Program Dates

Program Dates: July 6-July 27, 2024 

Tuition Cost

Tuition for 2024 is $1,900. Tuition aid is available for families making under $91,000/year Adjusted Gross Income. Tuition aid is awarded on a sliding scale and amounts to 10-90% of the program cost. No merit scholarships are available.