Admissions

Art Educator Summer Institute at Montserrat College of Art

SPACE STILL AVAILABLE!

June 19- June 25, 2022 &/or June 26 – July 2, 2022

Brochure for Summer, 2022

Program Overview:

Montserrat College of Art’s Art Educator Summer Institute is a week-long summer program created for art educators teaching grades K through 12, and Community College Art Educators. Our Summer Institute immerses art educators from across the country by creating an experience for educators to develop their own practice and build new skills that they can bring back to their classrooms.

From 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm, participants will engage in workshops of their choosing each day with independent studio time and a group discussion at the end of each day.  All workshops are taught by Montserrat’s faculty of professional artists and scholars or hand selected established teaching artists who are friends of the college. In addition to the workshop, we are offering a broad array of optional evening activities. Spend a week building meaningful connections with fellow art educators and pushing the boundaries of your own studio practice! 30 PDP’s will be awarded upon the completion of the program.

Application

The application form for art educators who wish to participate in the Art Educator Summer Institute at Montserrat is found here.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full.  If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact admissions@montserrat.edu

 

Program Schedule:

Week One:
Arrival Welcome: Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 4pm
Daily Workshops (M,T,TH,F): 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm
Wednesday: Field trips, Artist Talks, Critiques and Studio Time
Optional Evening Activities: 6pm-8pm
Closing reception: Friday, June 24, 2022 at 5pm. 

Week Two:
Arrival Welcome: Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 4pm
Daily Workshops (M,T,TH,F): 9 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 4 pm
Wednesday: Field trips, Artist Talks, Critiques and Studio Time
Optional Evening Activities: 6pm-8pm
Closing reception: Friday, July 1, 2022 at 5pm.

Contact
For questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 978.921.4242 x 1153 or email admissions@montserrat.edu

Workshops:
The workshops held during the program(s) take place Monday through Friday. Course offerings will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesdays will have a variety of options for participants to explore. Participants select two “first choice” workshops. Workshops will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


June 19-25

Bridging the Gap between Landscape & Abstraction: (MORNING CLASS)
This class will include a daily physical drawing practice where participants would draw the landscape from observation. The focus will be on marking the directional forces in the landscape as to connect to the bones of the landscape and the abstract patterns. Participants will be encouraged to explore and expand their painting and drawing vocabulary as they go back and forth between the form and the formless. Use of charcoal and pastel are encouraged.

Beyond Flowers: (AFTERNOON CLASS)
In this course, students will be led in finding the bones, feeling and rhythm of the floral still life as the first step to developing a composition. Once the main gesture and relationships are established, we will block in fields of color and value while pushing notes of color against each other. Invention, imagination and a sense of “synthesis” will be invited. Expressing the “beingness” of the still life will be key;  personal expression and exploration will be highly encouraged. Students can work in pastel, watercolor, gouache, acrylic or oil.

Printmaking Workshop: (MORNING CLASS AND AFTERNOON CLASS)
This weeklong workshop will focus on printmaking that can be adapted to most art rooms with a printing press. Using Lexan plates we will explore water soluble oil based inks for a range of monoprint and drypoint techniques. To incorporate digital work we will experiment with photo based polyester plates. Throughout the week we will focus on greener solutions to printmaking processes that have been traditionally solvent based. Have your own projects to work on, the print studio will be available for independent projects throughout the program.

Encaustic: Water Color and Wax: (MORNING CLASS)
Take your watercolor and gouache paintings in a new direction. The addition of clear and tinted Encaustic wax and a bit of oil paint or ink can add luminosity to the color and an opportunity to embellish the painting’s surface with texture and patina, creating a complexity of surface achievable no other way. Even the most basic beginner watercolor paintings can look accomplished with this simple technique. Perfect for beginners and experts.

Encaustic: Collage, Paint and Image Transfer with R&F Encaustic Paint: (AFTERNOON CLASS)
Encaustic, beeswax-based paint can be used in so many ways. It is vibrantly colorful, acts as an adhesive and is a magnet for transferring drawn and printed images. After learning the basics of Encaustic painting, in this hands-on demo participants will try all of these versatile techniques. If you ever wondered why Encaustic is so popular with artists today, this is the demo for you.

Letterpress: (MORNING CLASS)
This course is an introduction to the process of letterpress printing which includes the technical skills necessary to produce well-crafted print pieces. Participants work through setting type; proper use of all the different presses in the College’s letterpress shop; registration and imposition; study of the history of metal and wood type. Projects may include a group broadside, individual (announcement or business) cards, one and multicolor posters, and small pamphlets.

Book Arts: Nooks, Zines and Prints: (AFTERNOON CLASS)
Explore the book form and get an introduction to letterpress printing through the power of mini comics and zines. Zines are simple, low tech, small edition sized books meant to be shared, spread around town or mailed out. We’ll explore a myriad of bookbinding structures and techniques for communicating your idea or just exploring the 3D and temporal nature of books. Some of the structures covered will be one-sheet folded books, accordions, pamphlets, flexagons and super simple albums. We’ll also investigate a number of mark and text making processes such as letterpress printing, stencils, rubber stamp, photocopy transfer and more. By the end of the class you’ll have a nice pile of books to bring home and inspire future projects.

Large Scale Printmaking: (AFTERNOON CLASS)
This course is an introduction to large-scale woodblock printing. Students will draw, transfer, carve and print two-foot by three foot blocks by methods of hand printing or lawn roller processes. Drawing and design are important; experimentation is encouraged. Notable artists covered include Pavel Acevedo, Sthenjwa Luthuli, Mk Kabrito, StinkFish, Mazatli, KillJoy, Judy Pfaff, Frank Stella, Ivan Bautista, among others.

The Art of Being Resourceful: Alternative Methods, Found Objects and Tools: (MORNING CLASS)
This course is an introduction to alternative methods in mark making and printing. Students will create compositions using found or handmade objects to create their marks. Students will explore collagraph, relief, and intaglio techniques. Experimentation is at the forefront of this course. Notable artists covered include Belkis Ayon, Jim Dine, Glen Alps, Eunice Kim, Akiko Taniguchi, and Jenny Robinson.


June 26-July 2

Bridging the Gap between Landscape & Abstraction: (MORNING CLASS)

This class will include a daily physical drawing practice where participants would draw the landscape from observation. The focus will be on marking the directional forces in the landscape as to connect to the bones of the landscape and the abstract patterns. Participants will be encouraged to explore and expand their painting and drawing vocabulary as they go back and forth between the form and the formless. Use of charcoal and pastel are encouraged.

Book Arts: Nooks, Zines and Prints: (MORNING CLASS)

Explore the book form and get an introduction to letterpress printing through the power of mini comics and zines. Zines are simple, low tech, small edition sized books meant to be shared, spread around town or mailed out. We’ll explore a myriad of bookbinding structures and techniques for communicating your idea or just exploring the 3D and temporal nature of books. Some of the structures covered will be one-sheet folded books, accordions, pamphlets, flexagons and super simple albums. We’ll also investigate a number of mark and text making processes such as letterpress printing, stencils, rubber stamp, photocopy transfer and more. By the end of the class you’ll have a nice pile of books to bring home and inspire future projects.

Letterpress: (MORNING CLASS)

This course is an introduction to the process of letterpress printing which includes the technical skills necessary to produce well-crafted print pieces. Participants work through setting type; proper use of all the different presses in the College’s letterpress shop; registration and imposition; study of the history of metal and wood type. Projects may include a group broadside, individual (announcement or business) cards, one and multicolor posters, and small pamphlets.

Journey into Color – Developing a Deeper Relationship with Color and Color Field Painting: (AFTERNOON CLASS)

In this class, participants will have time to explore and deepen their personal relationship with color. We will discuss some of the artists throughout history who have used color as a dominant force that anchors their work. Participants will be encouraged to explore many variations of color mixing and combinations while being invited to expand the scale of their work with the ample space provided. In this workshop, the goal will be to make work where “COLOR can truly be experienced on a sensory level”. Color journals based on the natural setting of the Montserrat surroundings will be started as a part of this workshop.

Creative Drawing: (AFTERNOON CLASS)

Expand your drawing skills and experience new mixed media drawing styles and techniques. Hands-on projects include working with alternative tools (squeegees, rollers); materials (acrylic, ink, pastel); and subjects (plant forms, portraits, objects). The studio work of each participant is supported by frequent instructor demonstrations and Powerpoint lectures showing the work of contemporary artists.

Printmaking: (MORNING AND AFTERNOON CLASS)

This weeklong workshop will focus on printmaking that can be adapted to most art rooms with a printing press. Using Lexan plates we will explore water soluble oil based inks for a range of monoprint and drypoint techniques. To incorporate digital work we will experiment with photo based polyester plates. Throughout the week we will focus on greener solutions to printmaking processes that have been traditionally solvent based. Have your own projects to work on, the print studio will be available for independent projects throughout the program.

Collage: Shape, Color and Abstraction: (MORNING AND AFTERNOON CLASS)

In this class, participants explore color, composition, shape and line in the context of collage. The class will engage with a variety of collage materials ranging from found aged paper to hand-painted and patterned papers created in class. Artists will have the opportunity to explore different mark making techniques, paint application processes and color mixing experiments which will later be used to create abstract collages.

Large Scale Printmaking: (AFTERNOON CLASS)

This course is an introduction to large-scale woodblock printing. Students will draw, transfer, carve and print two-foot by three foot blocks by methods of hand printing or lawn roller processes. Drawing and design are important; experimentation is encouraged. Notable artists covered include Pavel Acevedo, Sthenjwa Luthuli, Mk Kabrito, StinkFish, Mazatli, KillJoy, Judy Pfaff, Frank Stella, Ivan Bautista, among others.

The Art of Being Resourceful: Alternative Methods, Found Objects and Tools: (MORNING CLASS)

This course is an introduction to alternative methods in mark making and printing. Students will create compositions using found or handmade objects to create their marks. Students will explore collagraph, relief, and intaglio techniques. Experimentation is at the forefront of this course. Notable artists covered include Belkis Ayon, Jim Dine, Glen Alps, Eunice Kim, Akiko Taniguchi, and Jenny Robinson.

 


Important Dates and Pricing:

Cost: $650 for one week.  If enrolling for both sessions, a discounted rate is available.  Two weeks of sessions is $1100.00

Deposits: $75

Additional Costs: Art supplies of your choosing.

The $650 cost includes participation in the workshop, housing, and evening activities.  Limited single bedrooms are available for $150 per week.

Refund Policy: 

Educators wishing to withdraw from the program must contact the Office of Admissions. Prior to June 19, 2022, all tuition and housing will be refunded. No refunds are available after June 19, 2022.

Program Cancellation Policy:

The College reserves the right to cancel the program for any reason, in which case a full refund of tuition and fees will be issued. Montserrat is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Montserrat College of Art is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, active military service, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law.

The Human Resources Office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Montserrat College of Art non-discrimination policies. Inquiries concerning the application of non-discrimination policies may also be referred to:

Regional Director, Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
617.289.0174