Fresh Air, Fresh Art
Out of the studio and into the streets this summer at SVACE
May 19, 2019
by Continuing Education
"In this issue of ContinuEd, we highlight faculty and students who use the streets of New York City as their studio, and we provide a center spread pullout map that focuses on the borough of Brooklyn," writes Joseph Cipri, Executive Director of SVA Continuing Education (SVACE).
"Street art has brought new and vibrant culture to entire Brooklyn neighborhoods. It has expanded the definition of public art and transformed Brooklyn into a world-renowned center of art. We hope ContinuEd inspires you to discover the diversity and cultural wealth of Brooklyn — the top site of NYC street art."
Step out of the studio and into the streets as you explore the events, sites, and faces of summer in New York. Find inspiration in the city around you as you make new work in every medium, including drawing, painting, photography, performance, film and video, and beyond. And above all: build a creative community as you pursue a passion or develop professional skills. "I love how the class always forms a small community of sorts, and we encourage and inspire each other,” says Grant Shaffer, SVACE Illustration faculty member. "That’s what I look forward to each semester.”
Accomplished photographer Jade Doskow offers Parks and Gardens: Photographing New York’s Green Spaces. Doskow has much to offer students, including expertise gained through numerous exhibitions and a recent book, along with a photo series covering Red Hook. Learn more about her art and photography here.
The outdoor options continue with drawing courses, including Drawing New York City, along with photography courses like Street Photography, Music Photography, and Location and Event Photography. And for creative people ready to work professionally, we offer the summer residencies City as Site: Performance and Social Interventions and Documentary Filmmaking Summer Intensive.
So what are you waiting for? Make this your most creative summer ever. Just remember to wear sunscreen.