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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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12 Results in Fine Arts

Berlin Summer University of the Arts

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, A ... [+]

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... [-]

Germany Berlin
Open Enrollment
Part-time
3 - 14 days
Campus
GOBELINS - L'école de l'image

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 ser ... [+]

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.... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Summer School at Bauhaus University 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 painti ... [+]

»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... [-]

Germany Weimar
August 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Summer School at Bauhaus University 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, archi ... [+]

»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.... [-]

Germany Weimar
August 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
RUBIKA

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 S ... [+]

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.... [-]

France Valenciennes
June 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

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 drawin ... [+]

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

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 whil ... [+]

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 [-]
United Kingdom London
July 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design 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).... [-]

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

This course will explore the methods, habits and skills needed from experts in illustration and drawing, and will look at how to play, experiment and find and develop eac ... [+]

This course will explore the methods, habits and skills needed from experts in illustration and drawing, and will look at how to play, experiment and find and develop each student’s own vision and voice. 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 use every resource at hand to achieve their goals in the most effective way. The creative process will be reviewed from the beginning to the end, developing projects where illustration will be the main tool, from ideation to materialization.

Objectives To identify the leading trends and artists of the illustration world... [-]
Spain Madrid
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design 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 f ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Venice
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Arts University Bournemouth - Summer Courses

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

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

You will have the opportunity to work with industry-standard equipment in our dedicated animation studios including professional standard armatures and light boxes. Our t ... [+]

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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.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
July 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Campus