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Summer Pre-College

Studio Art Course

Summer Art for Pre-College Students

Mind and Hand

Students in Skidmore’s Pre-College Program who choose to take one or two art courses will have the opportunity to participate in a five-week creative experience building skills and vocabulary in the visual arts to help them find their voices as artists. Our intensive studio art session offers both traditional and cutting-edge courses to help students connect inventive techniques and imaginative ideas. The Pre-College students will take classes in the Saisselin Art Building, Skidmore’s excellent studio art facility, and also take part in the summer studio art special programming, with visiting artists, museum visits, and a final student exhibition open to the public, family and friends.

In addition to foundation level courses such as Drawing and Painting, we offer one-of-a-kind workshops and courses open to Pre-College students such as Casting and PaperPrintPress, a printmaking and bookmaking course.

Each year the Summer Studio Art Program brings contemporary artists from diverse disciplines to be Visiting Artists in Residence. While at Skidmore, they open their studios to students, give lectures on their work, and engage with students in the classroom and in workshops.


Jessice Vaughn Visiting Artist2017 Featured Visiting Artist
Jessica Vaughn

We are very excited that our Summer Studio Art Program's Visiting Artist will be Jessica Vaughn.

Jessica Vaughn is a Chicago-born interdisciplinary artist who uses sculpture, photography and installation to discuss belonging and dispossession in urban spaces. Jessica will be in residence on campus as a visiting artist July 17 – 21, 2017.

To learn more about Jessica Vaughn visit her website.