Visual Arts

Beauty in the Detail

Submerge yourself in the endless possibilities of visual art this summer. Whether your preferred medium is 2D or 3D, students will grow and gain confidence in their artistic expression while creating new, originals works. Experiment with different techniques and methods offered by our dynamic faculty, all while expanding your artistry under inspirative pine trees. Students will explore the infinite possibilities of construction and composition alongside a diverse class of like-minded young artists.

Courses (Ages 14-18)

Ceramics: Clay Works Intensive

Ceramics: Clay Works Intensive

Ages 14–18

July 9-22
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.

This studio-focused intensive is a two-part 3-D art experience designed to build your vocabulary in ceramics. In your first week, you will focus on methods of construction, with the primary emphasis on the potter’s wheel. In your second week, you will examine glazing and firing, learning techniques such as high-temperature reduction (gas kiln), mid-temperature oxidation (electric kiln), and soda firing, with the potential for raku and horsehair firing. This intensive gives you excellent opportunities for individual instruction, group interaction, and growth, whether you are a beginning or advanced student.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fees: $50

Enrollment limited to 12 students.

Faculty: David Delgado

Digital Photography Intensive

Digital Photography Intensive

Ages 14–18

June 25-July 8
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m.

Beginning with the Basics – This exciting intensive covers the fundamental techniques of photography, from camera handling to the finished print. Introduction to the camera includes exposure calculations, image control, and learning to see. Your field trips and shooting assignments will be followed by extensive work in post-production techniques to enhance your images for quality printing and viewing. You will explore visual concepts in photography, such as the frame, composition, light, time and the moment.

Advancing Your Techniques – Your second week will challenge you to see beyond the basics, including night photography. Explore ways of interpreting the world through photographs so your images reflect what you feel and see. Explore the aesthetics of photography through slides, books, discussions and extensive individual and group critiques and workshop assignments. Enhance your technical knowledge and clarify your goals as a photographer, enabling you to develop a new sense of direction and purpose.

Plan to bring a 35mm digital camera and additional lens (fixed 35mm or 50mm would be best), two camera batteries plus chargers, two or more 4 GB media cards, and a tripod (optional).

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $50

Enrollment limited to 12 students.

Faculty: Tracey Landworth, Santino Zafarana

Drawing and Painting Intensive I

Drawing and Painting Intensive I

Ages 14–18

June 25-July 8
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m.

Learn the fundamental approach, techniques, and concepts of drawing and painting. Drawing will be taught almost exclusively using the human figure as a means of investigating line, contour, negative space, volume, light and composition using a wide array of media. Concurrently, you will focus in painting on the mechanics of working in oil paint with use of the human figure, landscape, still life, and photographic imagery as subject matter. You will complete at least three to six paintings. Investigate various ideas and considerations regarding art in both historical and contemporary terms. The studio will be open during the evening so you may work on projects outside of class.

Plan to bring two Bristol vellum pads (24” x 18”), one newsprint pad (24” x 18”), and any brushes you prefer.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $150

Enrollment limited to 30 students.

Faculty: John Brosio

Drawing and Painting Intensive II

Drawing and Painting Intensive II

Ages 14–18

July 9–22
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.

Structured much like Intensive I, (see above) but if you are a continuing student, expect to broaden your experience with individual projects. All drawing will be done using a live model to investigate aspects of light, volume, composition, and line quality. Intensive II will focus primarily on using oil paint. Consider Intensives I and II to be interchangeable, but with different instructors so that you benefit from different perspectives.

Plan to bring two Bristol vellum pads (24” x 18”), one newsprint pad (24” x 18”), and any brushes you prefer.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $150

Enrollment limited to 30 students.

Faculty: NEED NEW NAME

Drawing and Painting Intensive III: Prepare Your College Portfolio

Drawing and Painting Intensive III: Prepare Your College Portfolio

Ages 14–18

July 23-August 5
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m.

Open to all visual arts media, Intensive III is for advanced students planning to pursue art at the college level. You will produce a body of work that represents your technical abilities and demonstrates an understanding of visual arts fundamentals. You will focus on drawing, painting, and mixed media, with opportunities to demonstrate facility and knowledge in life drawing, color theory and composition. Plan to produce a series of paintings that will investigate an idea, theme or interest. Instructors will discuss and critique the development of your work. At the end of the intensive, you will have at least 12, college entrance-quality works that will be photographed and compiled into a standard, 12” x 9” presentation portfolio. You also will produce a résumé and artist’s statement. Faculty will provide application information for institutions, colleges, and universities that have outstanding or unique visual arts departments.

Plan to bring a standard black portfolio case (31” x 20” or larger), two Bristol vellum pads (24” x 18”), any brushes you prefer; and optional tools such as a 35mm or digital camera. You may wish to bring completed works for inclusion in your portfolio.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $150

Enrollment limited to 16 students.

Faculty: John Brosio

Jewelry Intensive

Jewelry Intensive

Ages 14–18

July 23-August 5
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m.

Create and construct one-of-a-kind jewelry. You will learn the design theory and fabrication techniques needed to make wearable art. This intensive exploration of jewelry design and construction includes one-on-one instruction for both beginning and advanced students. You will learn basic soldering, sawing, forming, gemstone setting and additional techniques using found and unusual materials.

Your projects will emphasize three-dimensional design. You will use a combination of metals techniques to create earrings, rings, pendants, and bracelets in copper, brass, and sterling silver. Expect to explore contemporary fashion trends and timeless styles. You will leave with silversmithing skills, as well as a collection of finished handmade jewelry that expresses your individual point of view.

Lab fee includes the use of all tools, equipment, brass, copper, sterling silver, gemstones, and consumables such as solder, sandpaper, acetylene gas, polishing compounds, and more.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab Fee: $200

Enrollment limited to 20 students.

Faculty: Valentina Moeur

Photography Intensive: Darkroom & Lightroom

Photography Intensive: Darkroom & Lightroom

Ages 14–18

July 9-22
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.

The Basics – Learn all the fundamental techniques of photography from camera handling to the finished print. Introduction to the camera includes exposure calculations, image control, and learning to see. Each print will be produced in the darkroom, where you will learn how to develop film and print on enlargers. Field trips and shooting assignments are followed by extensive work in post-production techniques to enhance your images for quality printing and viewing. You will explore visual concepts in photography, such as the frame, composition, light, time and the moment.

Digital Imagery – Learn how to use a DLSR camera, CS5 and Lightroom. You will learn the basics in night photography and underwater photography. Explore ways of interpreting the world through photographs so your images reflect what you feel and see. Explore the aesthetics of photography through slides, books, discussions and extensive individual and group critiques and workshop assignments. This week is designed to enhance technical knowledge and to clarify your goals as a photographer, enabling you to develop a new sense of direction and purpose.

Plan to bring a 35mm digital camera and additional lens (fixed 35mm or 50mm would be best), two camera batteries plus chargers, two or more 4 GB media cards, USB, and a tripod (optional).

Tuition, Room and Board: $3,165
Lab fee: $50

Enrollment limited to 10 students.

Faculty: Shaunna Lehr

Courses (Ages 13-16)

Art Exploration: Find Your Passion

Art Exploration: Find Your Passion

Ages 13–16

June 25-July 8
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m.

Whether or not you consider yourself an artist, this workshop will help you grow and gain confidence. Spend two weeks playing, learning, experimenting, and stretching as you experience the joy of creating art. Projects will include both 2D and 3D creations, using a variety of materials and techniques. Explore, experiment and discover the infinite possibilities that arise when you are given opportunity to just have fun. Projects will incorporate color and design instruction including sculpture, painting, drawing, silk painting, basketry, creating musical instruments, fabric art, bookmaking and found object assemblage. Expect individual instruction to support your own level of confidence, talent and skill development. Your workshop will culminate in an art exhibit, allowing you to show off your talents to family and friends.

Tuition, room and board: $3,150
Lab fee: $100

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Faculty: Rachel Welch

Courses (Ages 11-13)

Ceramics for Junior Artists

Ceramics for Junior Artists

Ages 11–13

July 23-August 5
Two-week session

Culmination: Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m.

This is a two-week 3D art extravaganza where we will explore the world of ceramics! You will learn various techniques for forming clay to create pottery and sculpture. Then you will focus on techniques for applying glazes and firing the work using high- temperature gas kilns, mid-temperature in electric kilns, and soda firing with the possibility of raku firing and horsehair firing. In this instructive and fun workshop you will receive individual instruction, group interaction, and creative growth regardless of your level of experience.

You may bring your own tools, but studio tools are available for use. Bring your old clothing for this fun and messy workshop! Lab fee includes all clay and firing materials.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $50

Enrollment limited to 10 students.

Faculty: Sam Lopez

Drawing and Painting for Junior Artists

Drawing and Painting for Junior Artists

Ages 11–13

June 25-July 8
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 8, 9:30 a.m.

Explore the wonders of art in this fun and exciting combination course! Discover traditional and non-traditional ways to create and think about art. Use your own creativity to develop your own style. Colin Smith and Saffron Symank will team teach this class for a more well-rounded art experience. Each teacher comes from a different background, and brings unique-yet-complimentary artistic perspectives. You will learn acrylic and watercolor painting, graphite and charcoal drawing, pen and ink, oil pastels, block printing, contour drawing, color mixing, portrait projection, grids, batik, mixed media and collage, figure drawing, and plein air sketching. You should be open and willing to try new techniques and to use different materials. Use your talent and commitment to art as your springboard to grow as artists and enjoy your own creative process.

Plan to bring paint brushes, a 9”x12” pad of Bristol paper, a set of varying hardness graphite pencils, and a pencil sharpener.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $80

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Faculty: Colin Smith, Saffron Symank

The Magic of Art

The Magic of Art

Ages 11–13

July 9-22
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 22, 9:30 a.m.

Imagine, play, create and discover your own magic as you explore techniques and materials from across the world of art! Create tree houses from found wood, explore the world through the lens of a digital camera, and learn to capture still life on canvas using acrylics and oils. Discover how to express yourself in everyday objects by batiking shirts and skirts using natural dyes, and creating sculptures from stained glass, beads, found objects, bendable aluminum, wood, and thick wire. Explore the mysteries of mask-making using papier maché. Learn the many processes of printmaking, from wood-cut block mono prints to collagraphs (collage and printmaking combined). Use your imagination to create wall-sized murals. Discover how to use your imagination to turn your life into art!

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab fee: $50

Enrollment limited to 20 students.

Faculty: Linda Fuller

Photography for Junior Artists

Photography for Junior Artists

Ages 11–13

July 23-August 5
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m.

Photography tools are rapidly changing, but the fundamental principles are not. Explore the concepts and techniques of photography and how you can use them in both traditional and digital works. You will learn about the history of photography, the darkroom and new digital tools such as Photoshop and Lightroom. Capture your own underwater photographs and discover how to use reflectors to create portraits. Find out how to combine your creative mind with technical skills to expand your photographic vision. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” -Ansel Adams

Plan to bring a digital camera, batteries, charger and instruction manual (if available), USB thumbdrive, 25 sheets of ink jet photo paper (luster or glossy surface), and water bottle. Your lab fee includes all printing supplies.

Tuition, room and board: $3,165
Lab Fee: $50

Enrollment limited to 10 students.

Faculty: Shaunna Lehr

Courses (Ages 9-12)

Adventures in Art

Adventures in Art

Ages 9–12

June 25-July 8
Two-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 8, 9:30 a.m.

Working in both large and small forms, you will explore new methods of using art materials in both two- and three-dimensions. You will create miniature, soft sculpture people and put them in costumes. Learn how to make sculptures from wire, wood, metals, and stained glass; and help make large murals. Create your self-portrait using batik materials and natural dyes. Explore new ways of painting on canvas using acrylics and sand, and create designs on mirrors using glass, jewelry, and beads. Discover how to make a still life with flowers, in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Tuition, room and board: $3,020
Day student: $2,620
Lab Fee: $50

Enrollment limited to 20 students.

Faculty: Linda Fuller

Art from Many Cultures

Art from Many Cultures

Ages 9–12

July 23-August 5
Two-week session
Course # CCVA Ø5-Ø6

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, August 5, 9:30 a.m.

Explore the ideas, techniques, and materials created and used in diverse cultures. Learn to use papier-mâché, plaster, paper, wire, and clay to create masks from many cultures, including Native American, Mexican, Japanese, African, Korean, and any other culture represented in your class. After dyeing our own paper, you will incorporate beads, jewelry, buttons, and found objects to create collages. Glaze clay pieces and find out how firing in a kiln will bring the colors of your imagination to life, and learn to produce sand paintings. Discover the Amate Indian techniques for tree bark painting as well as Indonesian batik; make Mexico-inspired yarn molas, and batik with wax and natural dyes on silk and cotton. Have fun collaborating on a mural with your fellow students.

Tuition, room and board: $3,020
Day student: $2,620
Lab Fee: $50

Enrollment limited to 20 students.

Faculty: Linda Fuller

Drawing and Sculpture for Junior Artists

Drawing and Sculpture for Junior Artists

Ages 9–12

July 9-15
One-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 15, 9:30 a.m.

See your world in new ways as you spend half of each day learning drawing and the other half learning sculpture.

Drawing will help you explore new ways to look at your surroundings. As you walk through the woods, you will discover how to reflect it by drawing, sketching other students, and looking at great Master Drawings. You will learn to express movement, volume, and depth, and how to use the expressive powers of drawing through line, shading, and even scribbling. Exercises and activities will guide you toward your own artistic and creative self.

Then expand your understanding of three-dimensional design while creating unusual and imaginative sculptures. Turn your concepts into three-dimensional art. Learn how to use relationships, size, texture, and positive, and negative space to express your ideas. Build with wax, clay, plaster, wire, wood, and papier-maché. Draw inspiration for your unique structures from organic forms and natural materials from the forest. Be prepared for fun in the third dimension.

Tuition, room and board: $1,560
Day student: $1,360
Lab Fee: $30

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Faculty: Stanley Goldstein, Valerie Gordon, Ray Ben Moszkowicz

Modern Art, Clay and Sculpture

Modern Art, Clay and Sculpture

Ages 9–12

July 16-22
One-week session

Student Art Exhibit
Saturday, July 22, 9:30 a.m.

Spend half of each day discovering the secrets of Modern Art, and the other half putting your imagination to work creating your own artistic masterpieces.

Take a journey into the magical world of 20th century painting and sculpture. Look at the radical and experimental work of modern masters such as Picasso, Matisse, Pollack, Nevelson and more, then use what you learn to make your own versions of each artist’s work. Learn to make shadow boxes, go wild with paint, and assemble collages. Have fun with materials while getting a glimpse into the imaginations of great artists.

Then explore a variety of hand-building techniques used in ceramic and plasterwork. You will learn experimental and traditional processes. Find out how to use pinching, coiling, slab work, and carving to create sculptural forms inspired by a variety of modern artists. Artists and architects such as Gaudi, Claus Oldenburg, Georgia O’Keeffe, Henry Moore, and Picasso will serve as both creative springboards and inspiration for your individual art.

Tuition, room and board: $1,560
Day student: $1,360
Lab Fee: $30

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Faculty: Stanley Goldstein, Valerie Gordon, Ray Ben Moszkowicz

Faculty Bios

Drawing and Painting

John Brosio, chair: BFA 1991, University of California, Davis. Further studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena as well as the George Lucas Industrial Light and Magic facility in California. Brosio has exhibited his paintings nationally in both solo and group shows and a full resume can be seen at his site: www.johnbrosio.com. He presently teaches at the Laguna College of Art and Design in California.

Ceramics Workshop

David Delgado: BFA, 2011, California College of the Arts. David also studied at Chaffey College and worked as an assistant to Greg Kennedy and Eric Kao at Idyllwild Arts. Interested in creating a more personal language around utilitarian pottery, David plays with integrating internal experience with an interest in discovering through walking, cities, meteors, music, and abstraction. David lives and works in Berkeley, Calif. David has taught for the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program since 2005.

Linda Fuller 2015 B.A., Otis Art Institute; Early Childhood Degree, Center for Early Education; Arts Specialist, integrating art into social studies curricula: Westland School; Crossroads Elementary, Visual Arts: Barnsdall Junior Arts Center, Idyllwild Arts Children’s’ Center. Art Consultant: Melrose Avenue School. Crossroads children’s mural used in film I Am Sam. Sculpture for film, Scarecrow. Art consultant elementary schools, New York, Los Angeles. Exhibits: New York, San Francisco. Yearly workshops: California Association Independent Schools. Upcoming: 92nd St. Y, New York.

Stanley Goldstein: BA from UC Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies; Fellowship Yale Summer School of Music and Art. Stanley has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, UC Santa Barbara, San Francisco City College, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, and the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program since 1998. Represented by George Billis Gallery in New York City and Los Angeles, with solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. www.stanleygoldstein.com

Valerie Ann Gordon: MA, Art Education, Cal State, Northridge. She currently teaches as an Art Specialist at Los Encinos Elementary School in Encino, CA. In 2004, she was the summer art and music camp director for the Los Encinos Elementary School. In 2001 she was nominated for the BRAVO Award for Excellence in art education. She is also a past presenter for the California Association of Independent Schools, Los Angeles.

Fashion Design

Karolyn Kiisel has been teaching college level fashion design and construction for over 20 years. Her fashion designs have been sold internationally and her costume work seen widely on stage and screen. Her first book, Draping, The Complete Course, was published in 2013 by Laurence King Inc, London.

Photography

Tracey Landworth has a master’s degree in photography from Pratt Institute and 30+ years as a professional photographer. Photographing Architecture/interiors, food, events and a cornucopia of other subjects. Along with commercial work, Tracey has been developing a body of fine art photography. For the past 12 years she has been inspiring students of all ages, beginners to advance photographers explore & expand their knowledge of photography at Creative Photography Workshops in LA.

Shaunna Lehr, Visual Arts: BA, Photography, Brooks Insitute. Shaunna began her training in film-based photography before moving into the digital realm. Her background includes work in artistic and commercial photography. In addition to her expertise in traditional photography, Shaunna has extensive experience in Photoshop, DreamWeaver and Final Cut Pro. She currently works full time as a photographer and runs a commercial studio specializing in portraits.

Sam Lopez, currently pursuing an MFA in ceramics at San Diego State University, is a potter who works primarily in porcelain and focuses on throwing and altering forms that reflect his experiences with the natural world. He shares these experiences through his pottery, one kitchen cupboard at a time. This will be Sam’s fourth summer working with the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program.

Carrie Meeker: BA in Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley; MA in Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara. Carrie returns to her ninth year at Idyllwild, bringing along her experience teaching art and working with a variety of media including ceramics, watercolors, photography, fiber arts, and the written word. Her work in visual arts have received recognition and awards in public exhibitions.

Jewelry Workshop

Valentina Moeur received her BFA in Metal Arts from California State University Long Beach. She is the treasurer of the CSULB Metal Arts Guild and a member of the Metal Arts Society of Southern California. She is currently working on her own jewelry designs in her studio in Los Angeles. Her work incorporates sculptural cast elements, enameling techniques, etched surfaces and the use of rare or unusual stones. www.valentinavioletdesigns.com

Jim Morford: Digital Media Arts and Multimedia instructor using Adobe Flash, 3ds max and Adobe Photoshop. He began his graphics career creating the AniMax computer graphics system and has designed graphics and facilities for the environmental field and contributes to the development of the Away3D rendering engine and the Blender 3D authoring environment. Jim directs VisualInertia, a studio creating digital, 2D and 3D interactive content for animation and game design and development.

Ray Ben Moszkowicz: MA, Fine Art, Cal State, Northridge; Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA, and Scholarship, Art Center School of Design, Pasadena, CA. Senior Designer for UltraGlas Studios, freelance artist, and Glass Working instructor at the college level. In the summers of 2004–07 he was the Ceramics instructor at Cal State, Northridge SAPEES program for elementary school aged students. Up until this year Ray taught both beginning as well as advanced level art classes including ceramics, at Palms Middle School, Los Angeles, CA. He currently teaches visual art and ceramics classes at Nobel Middle School in Northridge, CA.

Cat Orlando earned an Arts degree with an emphasis in three-dimensional design. She’s been teaching Bearmaking during Idyllwild Arts Family Camp since 2000. She’s been teaching art, drama, movement and design in the Children’s Center since 2006. During the year she runs a dance company and is the President of F.A.M.E., a non-profit group that raises funds to assist children who want to take classes in all forms of art. www.onyourfeet.info.

Colin Smith is an award winning artist and musician based in Idyllwild, CA. His art stretches across many disciplines and medias. Colin uses paint, pencil, ink, wood, tile, brick, stone, guitars, synthesizers, and drum machines to create several styles of art. He has been teaching art to children ages 5-14 for ten years.

Saffron Symank is a professional artist residing in Idyllwild, CA. She has been teaching art to students of all ages for 13 years. She works in a variety of mediums including watercolor, acrylic, and pen and ink. She also enjoys creating a variety of fabric arts including that of batik and crochet. She attempts to have her students become comfortable with improving their technical skills, as well as exercising their imagination.

Art Exploration

Rachel Welch: graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, receiving a degree in Art and Design with a concentration in Studio Arts. She spent a year at the Accademia Di Belle Arte in Florence, Italy, studying sculpture and drawing. She received the title of Artist of the Year for the Art Alliance of Idyllwild in 2009. She teaches painting and drawing at Idyllwild Arts. Her artwork has been shown throughout California as well as in Italy.

Santino Zafarana: BFA, St. John University; MFA in Photography, Pratt Institute. He has been a Commercial, Fine Art photographer and an inspiring educator for over 35 years. An early digital camera pioneer, he teaches an intensive photography program at creativephotoworkshops.com, a photography school in Los Angeles started by he & his wife. His latest book, Dreams, Fantasies and Illusions, is a look into the human psyche through the art of photography. His work has been exhibited both in New York and California.

Visual Arts Photos