The Marchutz School takes an interdisciplinary and holistic-approach to studio art. Painting and drawing, study in museums, and reading/writing assignments encourage students to explore the correspondences between natural and artistic forms. In the studio, figure drawing, portraiture, landscape and still-life painting are interrelated with copying, memory work, and sketchbook journals. Group and individual critiques are integral to the students' work. In seminars, students are asked to seek connections in their work with that of other artists and critics. Music, poetry, and theater are often compared to painting, sculpture, or architecture. Studio disciplines and aesthetics are taught separately, but presented as a unified corpus. Studio, writing, history, and criticism combine to form one seminar in seeing. The faculty considers each student as a working artist regardless of his/her level of experience. Whether beginning or well advanced, the student who will thrive at The Marchutz School is serious and committed.
6 Credit/6 Week Summer Term:
Required: Art Criticism and Aesthetics
Required, Choose one: Painting and Drawing I (Foundation), Painting and Drawing II (Intermediate), Painting and Drawing III (Advanced)
Enroll in both Art Criticism & Aesthetics and Painting & Drawing, in addition to one course from either Session B or C: Session B courses: Creative Writing and the Intercultural Experience, Sculpture
Session C: Photography, Environment and Community: Installation
Session B and C: Classes in French: Archaeology of Ancient Provence, Francophone Literature, Provence in Literature and Movies///French Language Classes: Beginning French I & II, Intermediate French I & II, Advanced French I & II; Session C: France Today
The school's diverse student body is one of its most exciting resources. Each cohort usually consists of twenty individuals who have a varied range of experiences. Studio art and art history majors, working artists, MFA candidates, art minors, and other students with a real interest in art all bring their particular insights to a shared space and common themes. As students engage in artistic endeavors, their range of ages and achievements enriches the quality of dialogue and expands the capacity for growth. An individual's willingness to embrace this challenge of new exchange matters more than work already accomplished.