Art Projects for SofIa 2016
SOfIA (Summer Opportunities for Intellectual Activities) is a summer research program that takes place for the three-weeks preceding the fall semester. For each project two or three incoming freshmen and one returning student are selected. Incoming freshmen who are interested should contact the admissions office for application information. Returning students who would like to be considered for selection should complete the application process that will be announced in April.
The Art of Drawing Letters
presented by Stephanie J. Baugh
In a time when elementary schools are ceasing to teach cursive, contemporary graphic design often utilizes hand-drawn letters to achieve specific artistic effects and communicative purposes. This project combines concepts of historical and contemporary graphic design with drawing, illustration, and the printmaking processes of photo-etching and monoprint. We will explore the art of drawing letters, in particular, as it differs from typography and calligraphy. Printmaking processes will be used to create editions of our lettered-works that vary in color and texture. This project is ideal for students interested in art: drawing, graphic design, or printmaking. Also students interested in writing, education, or history should apply.
images collected online from artists: Matthew Tapia, Ben Johnson, Meredith C. Bullock, Kate Forrester
Painting and Printmaking
presented by Brian Baugh
Artists such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Degas, and Jim Dine have used painting and printmaking as equally important techniques for artistic expression and visual communication. Students will learn the painting techniques of building and stretching canvases and working with oil paint, and the printmaking techniques of etching, mezzotint, and engraving. Students will explore a variety of techniques for sketching out ideas and planning artworks. Students for this project should be interested in two-dimensional art: painting, drawing, and printmaking.
paintings and prints by Dürer and Dine