News & Events

Department Trips

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 

  • Every semester

New York City Art Galleries and Museums 

  • Twice a semester, a day trip
  • Three day trip, each semester 

Special Events

Spring Break 2015
March 5 - 12
Florence/Rome, Italy 

Spring Break Trips Include: 

  • Round trip airfare
  • Local coach to hotel and airport
  • Double occupancy, tourist-class hotel
  • Continental breakfast in the hotel

SU students earn one art credit as part of this program.
Note: SU students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, retirees of SU, and the community-at-large are all welcome to join this trip.

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Contact

Department of Art & Design
Shippensburg University
Huber Visual Arts Center 210
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
art@ship.edu

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K-12 Educators Institute - Summer 2015

The Department of Art & Design offers summer graduate art studio courses through the K-12 Educators Institute. These courses meet for one week; Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For information on fees please click here.

2015 Courses:

ART 490: Selected Topics: "Conceptual Painting" 
June 15 - 19, 2015; Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
215 / 203 Huber Art Center (This course is available as a four-day residency) 
Professor Michael Campbell, mecamp@ship.edu 
 

This course focuses on defining conceptual paintings. The paintings generated will investigate a diversity of processes and representations to expand content. The student will select his or her own personal content, paint media (watercolor, acrylic, oil, tempera, or encaustic), and support(s). This course of study will explore both additive and subtractive painting methods. The student will have the option of working on other painting skills during the course. An optional day trip to art galleries in New York City or Philadelphia will be scheduled to see contemporary painting themes expressed through a variety of styles and media (Wednesday, June 17). Three graduate credits.


 
ART 491: Selected Topics: "Mixed Media Drawings" 
June 22 - 26, 2015; Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
215 / 203 Huber Art Center (This course is available as a four-day residency)
Professor Michael Campbell, mecamp@ship.edu 
 

This course focuses on exploring mixed media drawing. Drawing techniques and the appropriate supports will be determined by the student selected media. The student will create mixed media drawings with content of personal interest. Students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of dry and wet media (black, white, and color) and tools (brush, pen, stick) while developing a series of mixed media drawings. The student will have the option of working on other types of drawing and their techniques during the course. An optional day trip to art galleries in New York City or Philadelphia will be scheduled to see contemporary drawing themes expressed through a variety of styles and media (Wednesday, June 24). Three graduate credits.

 
 
ART 492: Selected Topics: "Combining Drawing with Painting" 
June 29 - July 3, 2015; Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
215 / 203 Huber Art Center (This course is available as a four-day residency)
Professor Michael Campbell, mecamp@ship.edu 
 

This course focuses on investigating methods for combining drawing with painting. The student will identify their own content and then through experimentation and development will combine drawing with painting. The student will select his or her own drawing and paint media (watercolor, acrylic, oil, tempera, or encaustic), tools and techniques, and support(s). The student will have the option of working on other drawing/painting skills during the course and producing other types of painting(s). An optional day trip to art galleries in New York City or Philadelphia will be scheduled to see contemporary painting themes expressed through a variety of styles and media (Wednesday, July 1). Three graduate credits.



ART 493-71: Selected Topics: "Contemporary Stone Sculptural Methods for the Artist/Educator" 
June 22 - 26, 2015; Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Huber Art Center Sculpture Studio
Professor Steve Dolbin, smdolb@ship.edu

An intense process driven investigation of the sculptural possibilities of stone. This course is designed to give K-12 Art Educators hands on experience in the areas of cutting and carving stone as well the techniques of hand, electric and pneumatic finishing of stone. Emphasis on the concept of sculptural form and its significance in aesthetic exploration. It is hoped that students will better understand form and the development of sculpture in stone. Students will observe the natural world for reference and example. Students will also be exposed to our human made world and its constructs (architecture, engineering, etc). Students should develop an awareness of varied form making processes and how they affect both aesthetic and function. Three graduate credits.


ART 494-75: Selected Topics: "Figure Sculpture and Drawing for the Artist/Educator" 
July 6 - 10, 2015; Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Huber Art Center Sculpture Studio
Professor Steve Dolbin, smdolb@ship.edu

The aim of this course is to explore a cross section of traditional and contemporary drawing/modeling processes. It is anticipated that the subject will emerge with a clearer understanding of the human figure as a subject or vehicle for creative expression. The class consists of intense studio activity as well as lecture, demonstration and critique. Three graduate credits.


ART 495-75: Selected Topics: "Contemporary Metal Sculptural Methods for the Artist/Educator" 
July 13 - 17, 2015; Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Huber Art Center Sculpture Studio
Professor Steve Dolbin, smdolb@ship.edu

An intense process driven investigation of the sculptural possibilities of metal. This course is designed to give K-12 Art Educators hands on experience in the areas of forging and welding metal as well the techniques of hand, electric and pneumatic finishing of metal. Emphasis on the concept of sculptural form and its significance in aesthetic exploration. It is hoped that students will better understand form and the development of sculpture in metal. Students will observe the natural world for reference and example. Students will also be exposed to our human made world and its constructs (architecture, engineering, etc). Students should develop an awareness of varied form making processes and how they affect both aesthetic and function. Three graduate credits.



ART 496-75: Selected Topics: "Contemporary Wood Sculptural Methods for the Artist/Educator" 
July 20 - 24, 2015; Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Huber Art Center Sculpture Studio
Professor Steve Dolbin, smdolb@ship.edu

An intense process driven investigation of the sculptural possibilities of wood. This course is designed to give K-12 Art Educators hands on experience in the areas of selecting, preparing, fabricating and carving wood as well the techniques of hand, electric and pneumatic finishing of wood. Emphasis on the concept of sculptural form and its significance in aesthetic exploration. It is hoped that students will better understand form and the development of sculpture in wood. Students will observe the natural world for reference and example. Students will also be exposed to our human made world and its constructs (architecture, engineering, etc). Students should develop an awareness of varied form making processes and how they affect both aesthetic and function.