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
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
WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT
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
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.
Art & Design
Graphic Design & Illustration - Instructor: Christopher Field – ckfield.com
We will look at a range of styles, methods and techniques that can be used to visually communicate an idea or feeling in graphic design. Using one or more of these techniques, each student will create their own digital illustration of a self-portrait using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Ceramics - Instructor: Seth Green – sethgreenpottery.com
In this class, participants will learn how to construct functional pottery using clay slabs. Pots that are made during the class will be glazed, fired in the kiln, and ready to take home at the end of the week. There will also be time to experience making pottery on the potter’s wheel.
Photography - Instructor: Lee Ann Paynter – aperturienne.com
In this class, participants will learn the magic of darkroom photography. Images will be made using the Photogram method, where objects are placed directly onto light sensitive paper. They will experiment with composition and layering, creating their own unique work to take with them after the class.
Printmaking - Instructor: Cecily Howell – cecilybrooke.com
Students will learn how to use the technique of drypoint. Students will explore various types of lines and shading created purely by marking onto the plexiglass/mylar. Students will also get to experience the making of an edition as well as hand coloring their prints.
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 signed up for music will have the the opportunity to select 2
electives during registration.
Music Electives include:
Choir for the instrumentalist
History of Rock 'n' Roll
Daily Schedule per area
Art and Design
DIRECTIONS TO MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY
Check in/registration will take place on Sunday, June 7, 2015, 3 p.m.,
Baird Music Hall