Upcoming Faculty-Led Travel Programs
These opportunities are led by experienced faculty members. They allow students to explore immersive artistic opportunities and different cultures around the world while earning credits toward their degree.
New York Summer Studio Survey (With Color)
July 10 – 30, 2016
Faculty Leader – James Woodfill, Associate Professor, Painting Department
In this three-credit, three week intensive studio course, students will focus on an investigation of the New York City urban environment. Prompted by a series of readings about color, its use and theory, this class will proceed through this formal lens as an immersive investigation of place, along with immediate studio responses. As a cross-disciplinary environment, a variety of “portable” or “agile” processes will be encouraged for making such as drawing and collage, photography, videography, writing and journaling.
Participants are encouraged to explore the city – group visits to museums, galleries and studios, along with walks through the city are planned to augment an intensive studio environment. We will have the opportunity to meet a number of working artists in the city through studio visits and critiques. We will be working towards a synthesis of reconnaissance and response, as we live and operate within the city.
KCAI at SACI: Immaculate Immersion in the City of Florence
May 19-June 25, 2016
Faculty Leader – Misty Gamble, Assistant Professor, Foundation
This is a 6-week study abroad course held at the SACI school (Studio Art Centers International) in Florence, Italy from May 19-June 25, 2016. This faculty-led program will consist of a 3-credit interdisciplinary class taught by Misty Gamble, Assistant Professor in Foundation at KCAI with an additional 3-credit course of the students’ choosing from the curriculum of the Studio Arts Centers International, Florence (SACI). This will be a rigorous program with total immersion into the City of Florence and the Florentine Renaissance. The focus will be on form and content as it relates to the individual student’s research. Student cost includes an apartment and separate studio in Florence, use of the SACI campus facilities, tuition for two courses, and weekend excursions. Estimated student cost before airfare: $6,090.00