Pre-College Summer Art Program ’09

Pre-College Summer Program '08 students visiting the Institue Of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.

Pre-College Summer Program '08 students visiting the Institue of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.

Montserrat College of Art will hold its annual Pre-College Summer Program in July. The program will bring 28 students from 15 states to Beverly.

Besides their foundation drawing class and three other courses each weekday, the students will participate in Open studios, activities, field trips, and several museum outings. Most of the students live on campus with resident assistants.

The students’ week begins with a scavenger hunt of downtown Beverly to help them get their bearings and feel comfortable on campus and in town. They also have an opportunity to spend time with the gallery staff about the exhibits they will be going to visit. Field trips to Boston included the  Institute of Contemporary Art – Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand; Museum of Fine Arts – Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice; and Peabody Essex Museum in Salem – Surfland: Photographs by Joni Sternbach, and Trash Menagerie, Flock – Tin Can Sally is pseudonym for Sally Seamans ,  Montserrat’s Image Librarian.

One student described the experience on her blog “Montserrat was, in short, an incredible experience. Sure, a LOT happened that I hadn’t bargained for … and I learned something every day. Sure, in the classes I took, but more in the friendships and conversations I had with people.”

The program will end with an exhibit of students’ work to which parents and friends will be invited on July 31 from 6:00 – 8:00.

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