UB Art Department to Offer Summer Programs

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: May 16, 2001

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Department of Art is extending its reach to high school students and the general public with a slate of summer programs and workshops for the artistically curious and the artistically inclined.

UB's Summer Art Enrichment program for high school students -- which will begin July 16 and continue through Aug. 4 -- will draw on young adults with a serious interest in preparing portfolios for admission to college, as well as those seeking to broaden their skills in two- and three-dimensional studio areas.

The Monday-through-Friday program, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include three hours of drawing and painting in the morning, with afternoon sessions in sculpture, printmaking or photography. The program also will offer occasional evening events, such as trips to galleries, artists' studios and the like, and will culminate with a group show Aug. 4.

Scholarships for the program are available. Applications must be submitted no later than May 25.

Participants also may be eligible for early portfolio review, with the possibility of early acceptance into the UB Department of Art.

The deadline for general registration is May 25. The program cost is $675, which includes tuition of $575 and a $100 lab fee if registered before May 25. The cost of the program will increase to $725 after the May 25 deadline.

In addition to the summer enrichment program, the university will offer a slate of workshops catering to artists -- amateur and professional -- as well as educators, students and imagemakers.

Workshops, which will range from computer graphics to painting to sculpture and photography, will be taught by the university's professional staff and center around enriching the skill level, support and knowledge of visual arts in the Buffalo and surrounding community.

Workshops include:

• Computer Graphics, Introduction to Photoshop: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26, 27 and 28. $200. Registration deadline is June 19.

• Computer Graphics, Digital Montage: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9, 11 and 13. $200. Registration deadline is July 2.

• Computer Graphics, Digital Motion Imaging: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23, 25 and 27. $200. Registration deadline is July 16.

• Figure Drawing: 2-5 p.m. July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26. $150. Registration deadline is July 3.

• Acrylic, Watercolor Painting: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 26, 27 and 28. $130. Registration deadline is June 19.

• Mixed Media Painting: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 10, 11 and 12. $130. Registration deadline is July 3.

• Painting, Glazing, Encaustics and Egg Tempera: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18, 19 and 20. $160. Registration deadline is July 11.

• Figure Sculpture: 6-9 p.m. July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26. $170. Registration deadline is July 3.

• Printmaking, Water-Based Screen-Printing: 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 20, 21, 22, 26, 27 and 28. $190. Registration deadline is June 13.

• Photography, Working With Black and White Images: 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 28 and 30, June 4, 6, 11 and 13. $250. Registration deadline is May 21.

Enrollment is limited, so early registration is suggested.

For more information, contact Nancy Thayer, director of enrichment programs, at 645-6878, ext. 1236, or via email at nathayer@buffalo.edu, or visit http://www.art.buffalo.edu/events.