For 29 years, the Visual Arts Institute has provided art-making experiences in techniques and materials in a variety of disciplines to help students develop their portfolios!
This four-week precollege program offers a unique opportunity for students who have completed their freshman year of high school to work with practicing artists in a variety of media at Purchase College.
Led by a team of accomplished instructors, the Visual Arts Institute consists of focused workshops designed to provide experience in techniques and materials in the major disciplines.
Both new and returning students are welcome. The Institute culminates with a virtual exhibition of student work for family members and invited guests.
Each day, students attend master workshops:
Observational Drawing and Painting
Become familiar with the materials, techniques and methods of drawing and painting. Sharpen perceptual skills and critical judgment while building towards a portfolio of work that reflects your personal voice.
Explore the process of creating art in three dimensions using various materials.
- Students will be divided into groups that rotate Master classes daily.
- The first part of each session includes warm up exercises and demos.
- A Studio Work Session will follow – each day will build upon the previous day’s materials and techniques to gradually explore a variety of artistic media.
Virtual Program Details
YTH 9000/Visual Arts Institute
Sessions II and III: July 12 – August 6
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (20 virtual sessions)
$1000 for the first registration
$900 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 7, 2021)