Visual Arts 2D: Students will develop their skills in drawing, painting, mixed media, collage, printmaking and textiles in our art studio. Projects vary as they relate to a weekly theme. Students in both 2D and 3D programs will create an exhibition of their work at the end of each week in one of our many galleries on campus. Ambitious visual arts students who register for all four weeks will have the opportunity to present and create their own gallery show.
Visual Arts 3D: Students will develop their artistic skills in the areas of sculpture, ceramics, and other mixed media applications in our Ceramics Lab, outfitted with throwing wheels and a variety of sculptural tools and materials to encourage hands-on exploration and creation. Projects will vary as they relate to the theme of any given week. At the end of each week, students will showcase their 3D projects in an imaginative installation. Ambitious visual arts students who register for all four weeks will have the opportunity to present and create their own gallery show.
Film: Students will write, shoot, and edit digital video projects in our MediaSpace, complete with a lighting studio, green screen technology, editing bays, and a screening room. Students will also create stop motion videos and experiment with VR technology. Each week will culminate with a student film festival. Ambitious film students who register for all four weeks will have the opportunity to engage in longer format projects.
Creative Writing: Students will develop their creative writing toolkit by producing original works each week. Students will gather inspiration from the work of diverse writers across multiple genres: poetry, narrative, non-fiction, and visual storytelling (graphic novels). Projects will vary each week, focusing on overarching program themes and specific writing genres. Each week will culminate with a workshop where students share and celebrate the week's work. Word lovers and emerging writers alike will walk away with a magical writing portfolio.
Journalism: Students will learn how professional journalists tell the stories of those around them. They will learn the foundations of good journalism: interviewing, reporting, writing in a journalistic style, and photojournalism. They will document the wonder around them as they dig beyond the obvious and report on the magic of summer at Archer.