Open to Laurel students entering Grades 9-12
June 13 - 24
*no class on June 20
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 in-person, 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; making special note of how BIPOC women in particular are underrepresented. Students will build their understanding of artistic principles and skills as they become acquainted with the works of these artists creating projects based on their techniques, materials, 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 1 hour of homework per day (more during week one). Homework will consist of reading assigned articles, viewing assigned videos and images, drawing assignments, research about women artists, reflective writing, and the writing of an artist statement.