Summer course in Fine Arts

Top Summer Courses in Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Summer courses have grown in popularity. What was once mainly thought of as a form of catch-up for grade-school children has developed to a form of education for people of all ages. Anyone interested in enhancing their education should consider a summer course in an area that interests them.

You may ask, what is a summer course in fine arts? It is a course designed to give individuals foundational tools and training to excel in various art forms. There are different options that span a variety of specialties, including acting, singing, dance, film and more. Some courses focus on foundational skills in general, while others may focus on different aspects of a particular art form. Upon completion, individuals are prepared to pursue further study and incorporate their education into their current art ventures.

The arts tend to be interdisciplinary, so training in one area can span across others. This makes the training quite versatile and helps those who participate to succeed and excel in many areas of interest.

The cost of attending a summer course in fine arts can vary greatly, depending upon various factors. Some of the main contributors to the cost are the location of the school, any extra expenses incurred, and whether you study in person or online.

This summer course helps to prepare individuals to pursue further study in the arts. Those that go on to complete their programs are able to branch out into various career paths. Some graduates may focus on becoming entertainers. Those with business skills may incorporate the two and pursue avenues such as marketing and advertising. Individuals with a passion for education may explore teaching. With art being applicable in so many industries, the opportunities are virtually endless.

If you have a passion for the arts, a summer course in fine arts is worth exploring. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Berlin Summer University of the Arts

Berlin Summer University of the Arts
Campus Part time 3 - 14 days Open Enrollment Germany Berlin

Every summer since 2012, we’ve been opening our doors for workshops across the range of disciplines: Fine and Performing Arts, Design, Music, Creative Entrepreneurship, Arts Management, and Self-Marketing. All that in the heart of Germany’s biggest and most inspiring city. A team of passionate teachers and coaches offer a supportive environment where you can challenge yourself in creative expression and critical thinking, find your artistic voice and visual language, realize your ideas, share them with like-minded people and build up a network that will be relevant for your career. Join us to study in Berlin and meet artists and creatives from around the globe. Get inspired by the unique atmosphere, explore your interests and dive into the metropolis of creativity at one of the biggest and most multi-faceted universities of the arts in the world. [+]

Discounts for Alumni and Multiple Bookings: We are happy to see you again and would like to reward you with a 100 EUR Alumni discount of your course fee (or final fee if you register for more than one course). Participants who register for several of our courses will get a 50 EUR discount off the final price.

Information and registration: www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de

Fine Arts

01.07–05.07 Transitions – Drawing and Space

This drawing workshop will explore transition spaces of urban Berlin and experiment with drawing in an open and interpretive manner. The emphasis will be put on practical artistic work in combination with critical discourses. More: https://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=352... [-]


Summer School Animation

GOBELINS - L'école de l'image
Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2019 France Paris

France is today the third largest animation producer in the world and the European leader. French artists and studios create and develop full-length feature films, TV series, commercials, short art-house films, special effects, video games and other emerging forms of audiovisual expression. [+]

Understand what makes for successful Character Animation !

France is today the third largest animation producer in the world and the European leader. French artists and studios create and develop full-length feature films, TV series, commercials, short art-house films, special effects, video games and other emerging forms of audiovisual expression. Graphic and animation styles, narrative modes and characters are quite varied, but all reveal a certain French touch that is recognised and appreciated around the world. Indeed, many young French talents are sought after to work in studios around the world. Such creativity in animation has been the specialty of GOBELINS, l’école de l’image for 40 years.... [-]


Express Yourself! Experimental Painting

Summer School at Bauhaus University Weimar
Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2019 Germany Weimar

The course mainly focuses on providing knowledge of craft-based artistic work within the studio practice. You learn to use paint (acrylic), brushes and imaginative painting techniques through concentrated, experimental approaches to advance the development of your skills in this area. You experiment with stencils, prints and the various ways of applying brushes. [+]

»EXPRESS YOURSELF! EXPERIMENTAL PAINTING« FIND UNEXPLORED POSSIBILITIES IN FORMS OF CREATIVITY THROUGH EXPERIMENTATION WITH COLOUR AND PAINTING TECHNIQUES. The course mainly focuses on providing knowledge of craft-based artistic work within the studio practice. You learn to use paint (acrylic), brushes and imaginative painting techniques through concentrated, experimental approaches to advance the development of your skills in this area. You experiment with stencils, prints and the various ways of applying brushes. You translate forms (i.e. from nature or the city) and observations in painting and learn new techniques in the treatment of color. You can also create your own paintings and work on your own. The course provides assistance and stimulation in finding compositions and the application of paint. Aside from that, we will observe how the Bauhaus artists painted and created our own paintings and collages in their style. The course offers an overview of Bauhaus painting and art practices and explains their content. Additionally, you are given an overview of the development of painting “after Bauhaus” in America and Europe and learn about contemporary painting practices that revive Bauhaus themes. By emulating a Bauhaus master lesson we better understand Bauhaus ideas. You do painting exercises in color and form and expand your understanding of their relationship. As an outcome of the course you'll have paintings and/or collages to be used as: original artworks, application material for art schools, or new forms within adjacent areas such as design or architecture. We conclude the course with an exhibition of the works... [-]


Spatial Poetry - A Phenomenological Approach

Summer School at Bauhaus University Weimar
Campus Full time 2 weeks August 2019 Germany Weimar

In this hands-on course you will investigate and experiment with architectural space in its most archaic form. By weaving shapes, relations, proportions, and light, architecture can elevate new spatial experiences and phenomena, which is the theoretic bedrock this course is built upon. I [+]

»SPATIAL POETRY - A PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACH«

A HANDS-ON WORKSHOP TO DISCOVER THE POSSIBILITIES OF ARCHITECTURAL SPACE IN ITS MOST FUNDAMENTAL AND ARCHAIC WAY.

In this hands-on course you will investigate and experiment with architectural space in its most archaic form. By weaving shapes, relations, proportions, and light, architecture can elevate new spatial experiences and phenomena, which is the theoretic bedrock this course is built upon. In this context working with physical models has still proved to be one of the most fundamental methods to produce, assess and refine space – especially in our increasingly digitalized world. This course is a testing field for experimenting with space and the methods to evaluate it.... [-]


International Summer Program: Animation à la française

RUBIKA
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 France Valenciennes

France is the third largest animation producer in the world, and Europe’s biggest, and Supinfocom Rubika has stood up throughout the years as one of the top 4 Animation Schools in the world, bringing multiple award winning student animations every year. [+]

International Summer Program: Animation à la française

6th – 30th June 2017

France is the third largest animation producer in the world, and Europe’s biggest, and Supinfocom Rubika has stood up throughout the years as one of the top 4 Animation Schools in the world, bringing multiple award winning student animations every year. In 2016, the animation « La Legende du Crabe Phare » was awarded the Siggraph award as best student project.

You can now join our school for a four-week summer program specialized in Animation, where you’ll be developing a character and making it come to life in 3D modeling. You will be tutored by professionals in animation, who will be able to transmit the “French touch” of their specific fields.... [-]


Summer School – How to draw & paint from the model

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 1 week July 2019 United Kingdom London

You will work observing directly from the model on short and sustained poses and experiment with a range of drawing & painting materials. The course will cover drawing with line and shape, modelling form and volume with tone and exploring mark making. [+]

Our lecturers are all practising professional artists and will help and guide you, whatever your level of artistic ability. One-to-one and small group tutorials are included to support you in your studies and you can get specialist advice about progression to higher level courses, if you wish.

Course Overview

You will work observing directly from the model on short and sustained poses and experiment with a range of drawing & painting materials. The course will cover drawing with line and shape, modelling form and volume with tone and exploring mark making.

Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Summer School – How to paint with watercolour

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 1 week July 2019 United Kingdom London

Explore and experiment with this exciting and responsive medium. You will have the opportunity to learn about the techniques and methods used by professional artists whilst working in the studio and on location. [+]

Our lecturers are all practising professional artists and will help and guide you, whatever your level of artistic ability. One-to-one and small group tutorials are included to support you in your studies, and you can get specialist advice about progression to higher level courses, if you wish.

Course Overview

Explore and experiment with this exciting and responsive medium. You will have the opportunity to learn about the techniques and methods used by professional artists whilst working in the studio and on location.

Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon -Thu 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Illustration, Animation and Video Games Summer Junior Course

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Spain Madrid

This summer, learn the funniest techniques of illustration, animation and videogame development while you practice English and do what you love most, drawing! [+]

THIS COURSE IS GIVEN IN ENGLISH.

This summer, learn the funniest techniques of illustration, animation and videogame development while you practice English and do what you love most, drawing!

In this course you can invent your own stories, customize your favorite objects and discover the mechanisms of moving graphics. In addition you will learn the necessary techniques to develop your own video games and become an inventor. The games will not have secrets for you!

Get closer to the world of design with IED Junior Academy from IED Madrid on Vimeo.

Illustration, Animation and Video Games Summer Junior will take place during the month of July at the IED Madrid headquarters of Flor Alta Street 8 (Palacio de Altamira).... [-]


Summer Course in Illustration and Drawing

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 Spain Madrid

The Illustration and Drawing Summer Program will explore the methods, habits and skills needed from experts in these areas, and will look at how to play, experiment and find and develop each student’s own vision and voice. [+]

IDIOMA DEL CURSO: INGLÉS.

The Illustration and Drawing Summer Program will explore the methods, habits and skills needed from experts in these areas, and will look at how to play, experiment and find and develop each student’s own vision and voice. The course lasts 3 weeks and its directed by Puño, a famous spanish illustrator based in Amsterdam.

Students will learn how to work on digital and printed media, understanding the advantages and key characteristics of both areas. The aim is to help students using every resource at hand to achieve their goals in the most effective way.

During the Illustration and Drawing Summer Course, students will be taught to develop projects where illustration will be the main tool, from ideation to materialization.... [-]


Drawing & Illustration Summer Courses

Arts University Bournemouth - Summer Courses
Campus Full time 18 days July 2019 United Kingdom Bournemouth

Drawing is an essential part of every art and design specialism, as well for those who wish to work in the creative industries, and is at the heart of what we do here at AUB. [+]

Drawing is an essential part of every art and design specialism, as well for those who wish to work in the creative industries, and is at the heart of what we do here at AUB.

Whether you are a budding illustrator, or simply wish to improve your drawing skills to support other creative work, this new course gives you the chance to get stuck in with a range of different mediums, to produce exciting and original work, and develop your drawing techniques. You will have the chance to participate in a broad range of drawing workshops led by a diverse range of inspiring tutors. You will be pushed to experiment, to learn from your mistakes and to develop a critical understanding of your work.... [-]


Introduction to Animation Summer Course

Arts University Bournemouth - Summer Courses
Campus Part time 3 weeks July 2019 United Kingdom Bournemouth

You will have the opportunity to work with industry-standard equipment in our dedicated animation studios including professional standard armatures and light boxes. Our tutors will guide you through the application and use of post-production software to give you an understanding of editing techniques and creative post-production processes. [+]

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Explore the animation process and produce your own animated short film.

Course highlights include:

12 Principles of Animation Narrative and Storyboarding Drawing Techniques and Development Scriptwriting and Storyboarding Cut Out Techniques Stop Motion Puppets Pixilation Traditional 2D Animation Layout and Background Creative Post Production Editing Film screening and critique

Gain an insight into the world of animation and production design by exploring hand-drawn techniques, cut out and stop-motion, as well as develop observational and design skills through exercises in sketch, cinematic storytelling, storyboarding, scriptwriting and idea pitching.

Through a series of workshops, seminars and practical sessions you will be introduced to the 12 principles of animation in theory and practice, explore the fundamentals of animation through 2D animation exercises, and learn traditional and contemporary techniques.... [-]


Summer Course Contemporary Art and Architecture in Venice

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Italy Venice

Gathering visions and original ideas around a specific theme, the Biennale of Venice act as a sort of mirror to look at the contemporaneity in a very original way, both for art and for architectural aspects. “Freespace” is the title chosen by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, but it is also a word to describe the “sense of humanity located at the core of architecture, looking at the essential quality of space and at its embodied power and beauty”. Starting from this statement, the course proposed by IED Venezia explores the relation between space and art, looked from different points of view and prospective, through specific visits and meetings. Aim of the training path is to provide students with knowledges and tools useful to understand the way in which architecture can successfully dialogue with nature and human artistic expressions. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Gathering visions and original ideas around a specific theme, the Biennale of Venice act as a sort of mirror to look at the contemporaneity in a very original way, both for art and for architectural aspects.

“Freespace” is the title chosen by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, but it is also a word to describe the “sense of humanity located at the core of architecture, looking at the essential quality of space and at its embodied power and beauty”.

Starting from this statement, the course proposed by IED Venezia explores the relation between space and art, looked from different points of view and prospective, through specific visits and meetings.... [-]


Summer Course in Portrait Drawing and Painting

NABA Summer school 2019
Campus Full time 2 weeks June 2019 Italy Rome

Want to learn how to create a realistic portrait—or build on your existing skills? In this course, you will practice both drawing and painting the human face, using photographs and live models. You will work through a variety of exercises to develop precise techniques and a personal style, with a special emphasis on form and color. [+]

Want to learn how to create a realistic portrait—or build on your existing skills? In this course, you will practice both drawing and painting the human face, using photographs and live models. You will work through a variety of exercises to develop precise techniques and a personal style, with a special emphasis on form and color.

Our faculty, who are working artists, will guide you to cultivate your skills with observing proportions, rendering color and shadow, and making quick sketches that convey a range of emotions. You will have the chance to experiment with a wide variety of materials as you begin to create powerful images.

Requirements

The course is suitable for beginners as well as those with more advanced drawing skills.... [-]


Summer Course in Sketching Around Milan & Rome

NABA Summer school 2019
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

Develop your drawing skills while exploring the ancient and contemporary city of Milan—its monuments, museums, and the everyday places where Milanese people gather to enjoy life. [+]

Develop your drawing skills while exploring the ancient and contemporary city of Milan—its monuments, museums, and the everyday places where Milanese people gather to enjoy life.

As you make quick drawing and painting sketches outside and in different environments, you will practice how to capture tone, color, light, and atmosphere using a variety of drawing and painting techniques and media.

Requirements

This course is suitable for all skill levels.

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Summer Course in 2D Cartoon Animation

NABA Summer school 2019
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Italy Milan

The course will deal with all the aspects connected with the realization of a successful short movie: drawing, design, animation, storyboarding, acting, timing, scriptwriting. Students will be both directors and animators of their own movie, thus facing all the issues and problems that normally arise whilst making an animated movie. [+]

The course will deal with all the aspects connected with the realization of a successful short movie: drawing, design, animation, storyboarding, acting, timing, scriptwriting.

Students will be both directors and animators of their own movie, thus facing all the issues and problems that normally arise whilst making an animated movie.

Requirements

This course is suitable for students with some background in animation and for students who have completed one or two years of university studies in art and design.

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