Drawing: Eye and Idea
Level: Open to students entering grades 11 or 12 or freshman year of college in fall 2013.
Session: I, June 24-July 12, 2013
Days & Time: Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and 2:00-4:00 PM
Instructor(s): Molly Smith ,
"Our instructor took us all over New York City with our sketchbooks. She was very supportive of each and every student at our various individual skill levels. Her basic drawing class was both challenging and fun."
- Casiano Koprowski, 2012
Studio arts courses are offered by the Summer Program for High School Students in conjunction with Columbia 's School of the Arts. The drawing and painting courses are taught by instructors from the School of the Arts and are overseen by Professor Gregory Amenoff, Eve and Herman Gelman Chair of Visual Arts at Columbia 's School of the Arts.
Through drawing, students explore various modes of looking at the world around us. The instructor emphasizes drawing directly from observation; however, students are also encouraged to experiment and play with the materials to find their own creative approach to visual problem solving. Visits to museum collections of drawings serve as inspirational springboards to enhance learning. Students work with pencil, charcoal, and ink both in the classroom and outside in the local urban landscape. All materials are supplied.
On the last Friday of the course, the Visual Arts faculty mounts an exhibition of entries from participants in the painting, drawing, and photography classes. Faculty and students host an exhibition opening party to which family members, other participants in the High School Program, and the general public are invited.
Molly Smith lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In her studio practice, she works with watercolors on paper, collage and cast sculptures. She received a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Columbia University. She has had three one-person shows in New York City at both KS Art and Kate Werble Gallery. She has shown in group shows nationally and internationally, including Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, New York, Leo Koenig Inc, New York, New York, the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnatti, Ohio, Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan, and Roger Bjorkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum and The New Yorker. She has taught painting and drawing as an adjunct professor at Columbia University, New York University, and Rhode Island School of Design.
Specific course information, such as hours and instructors, are subject to change at the discretion of the University.