Open to Laurel students entering Grades 9-12
June 15 - 26
9:00 am - 12:30 pm (Monday - Friday)
One, two-week session; half-day; for credit
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
In this two-week, intensive, one-semester equivalent class, students will learn about both well-known and often-overlooked women artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, their artworks, and creative process. Students will build their understanding of artistic principles and skills as they become acquainted with the works of these artists through projects, using a variety of materials, based on their techniques, concepts and processes as well as research into their lives and place in art history and the art world. Students will take what they have experienced in the first week’s projects and use it to develop a deeper individual inquiry during the second week. This will culminate in the creation of a body of work based around a thematic exploration, a written artist statement, and a presentation to the class, followed by group discussion of each student’s output for the course. Daily attendance is mandatory and students should expect at least one hour of homework per day. Homework will consist of drawing assignments, research about women artists and the writing of an artist statement.