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Finding Focus: Exploring Art Through the Environment in the Berkshires

SUNDAY, JULY 7 - FRIDAY, JULY 12

Ages: Rising 6th-9th graders
Cost: $1,575

Students in this course will gain a better understanding of environmental art and its impact. Local field trips allow for a close look at unique ecosystems inspiring art that highlights it. During the week, found organic materials will be incorporated into modern abstract sculpture masterpieces that will be on display at our culminating art exhibit.

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Faculty

Dom Sayler

Dom Sayler is a member of the Arts Department at Berkshire School, where he teaches Sculpture & 3-D Design, as well as AP Studio Art classes. Sayler holds a bachelor's degree from Christendom College. A trained carpenter, Sayler also serves as Technical Director/Set Designer for Berkshire's Theater Department and leads the School's Maple Syrup Corporation. When he's not busy teaching, building, or making maple syrup, he enjoys nature photography.

 

 

 


Adobe Photoshop for Painting

SUNDAY, JULY 14 - FRIDAY, JULY 19

Ages: Rising 6th-9th graders
Cost: $1,575

Adobe Photoshop is a program with a myriad of functions, offering endless artmaking possibilities. In this course, students will focus on learning to use it as a painting tool by harnessing the power of industry standard Wacom tablets and Berkshire’s own Mac lab. This course begins with a brief introduction of Photoshop basics and photo manipulation and ends with students creating paintings of their own design. Finally, the use of state-of-the-art printers will ensure that each student takes home high-quality versions of all their works.

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Adobe Illustrator for Sticker Design

SUNDAY, JULY 21 - FRIDAY, JULY 26

Ages: Rising 6th-9th graders
Cost: $1,575

Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based design program that allows users to make art independent of scale. Using this property, students in this course will create designs for the purpose of turning them into vinyl decals. The course will begin by using photographs of drawings to create sticker designs and then progress to using Illustrator to make more complex products. Each design will be cut into a set of actual vinyl decals so that students can see their sticker dreams become a reality. 

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Faculty

Dan Roe

Dan Roe is a member of the Arts Department at Berkshire School, where he teaches a variety of visual arts courses, including Digital Art and Studio Art. A graduate of the Hartford Art School with a BFA in Ceramics, Roe also studied Illustration and Art History.

 

 

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For more information on Summer Programs at Berkshire contact:  

Chris Landosky
Director of Summer Programsclandosky@berkshireschool.org
413-229-1207


 

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