ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Morehead State University Summer Arts Academy exists to nurture students' development in the arts in a setting which allows interaction with expert faculty and the opportunity to work with other students who share specific interests in music, theatre, dance, art & design, and creative writing. All students will select a course of study appropriate to their individual medium , but all will receive the same opportunities.
The Academy consists of six full days of activities, including individual and group instruction in your chosen area (music, theatre, dance, art & design and creative writing). Recreational activities will include an "Art Hop" night, movie night, bowling night and performances /presentations by Morehead State University Summer Art Academy faculty.
WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT
ART and DESIGN
Explorations in Mixed Media - Students will investigate ideas and approaches to self-portraiture while working creatively with a variety of media and materials. - Dr. Jean Petsch
Ceramics - Students will learn how to make hand-built pottery using soft slabs of textured clay. In addition to making pottery, participants will learn to load bisque kilns, apply glaze and underglaze decoration, and glaze fire ceramic art work. Wheel-throwing demonstrations will also be given while pottery is drying and kilns are cooling. - Professor Seth Green
Computer Graphics - Students will discuss and explore "Street Art" (art, specifically visual art, developed in public spaces). Topics will include graffiti artwork, sculpture, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheat-pasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, and street installations. - Professor Deeno Golding
Photography - Students will learn basic concepts of photography and become familiar with various types of cameras. Hands on experiences will be emphasized as students create photograms and make and use a pin-hole camera. How does light duplicate images? How are images transmitted on paper? The processes and techniques of black and white photography will be utilized. - Mr. Tim Holbrook
Students will receive a broad but intense introduction to the art, craft and business of creative writing. Academy students will work both individually and as groups with faculty members who are published authors. Students will emerge from this experience better writers and better readers, prepared to create, revise and refine a wide array of creative work.
Students will receive intensive individual and group instruction in their medium; private lessons and opportunities for chamber ensemble experience; (clarinet choir, trombone choir, etc. for example). Students will have the opportunity to listen to faculty perform and will work closely with faculty to learn specific techniques that will assist them in becoming a better musician. All students will take a music theory class, sign up for 2 electives during registration, *see below, and will have the opportunity to perform in the SAA Final Celebration Festival on Saturday, 1 p.m.
Theatre and Dance
Students involved with theatre during the Academy will receive intensive individual and group instruction in daily classes including but not limited to acting, improvisation, dance, elements of design, and production. The student will also rehearse during the course of the week for the SAA Final Celebration Festival on Saturday. Students involved with dance during the Academy will receive intensive individual and group instruction in daily technique classes offered in Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance. Studies in Improvisation, Dance Choreography, and Dance History supports the technical training students will receive and prepare the dancer for performance. Dancers present a concert of repertoire created during the week and frequent collaboration with Academy music students enhances their overall Arts experience.
Students signed up for music will have the the opportunity to select 2 electives during registration:
- Music Electives include:
- Music Technology
- Class Piano
- Jazz Improvisation
- Choir for the instrumentalist
- History of Rock n Roll
Daily Schedule per area:
- Creative Writing
Directions to Baird Music Hall at Morehead State University
Check in/registration will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2013, 3 p.m., Baird Music Hall