Escape NYC: SVA Destinations Summer Getaways
March 6, 2018
Though it may not seem like it, given our wet, snowy, inclement weather, summer is right around the corner. The season is the perfect time to get away from the weekly grind, take in a new experience and renew the creative spirit. For this reason, the College offers SVA Destinations programs that span a range of cultures, countries and artistic disciplines, and help to stimulate imagination, expand perspectives and gain a deeper appreciation for the world we live in.
Adventure beyond New York this summer by applying online for one of the 10 diverse programs detailed below.
Art History in Southern France
June 1 – 14
Explore Roman ruins and architecture, study the works of Van Gogh and Cézanne, and visit beautiful cities including Aix-en-Provence, Arles and Avignon. Time will be reserved for students to draw, paint and photograph on location, and to explore the area on their own.
Writing in the Land of Enchantment: Taos, New Mexico
June 2 – 16
Immerse yourself in this world-renowned art colony, which still boasts a vibrant art community steeped in Native American and Hispanic tradition, write short pieces in response to your environment and learn to effectively pair your writing with multimedia elements of your choice.
Erasing Borders: Art History and Visual Culture in Mexico City
June 3 – 18
Engage with Mexico City’s contemporary art scene and cultural heritage by exploring its visual culture from the 1970s to today, while also considering its place within the larger scope of Latin American art history. Students will also visit museums, historical sites and artists’ studios.
Made in Yame, Japan
June 8 – 26
Study traditional Japanese craft techniques, apply those techniques to contemporary product design and have the opportunity to have your product manufactured and distributed globally by the Museum of Modern Art’s product division, MoMA Wholesale, all while experiencing local food, architecture and landscape.
Painting in Barcelona
June 20 – July 7
Visit the city that inspired artists like Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, and be likewise inspired by the environment to create new art and clarify your artistic vision.
Fashion & Portrait Photography in Barcelona
July 7 – 17
Learn about shooting techniques for fashion models and portraiture and how to work with a creative team while on location in Barcelona, a city with exquisite natural light and breathtaking surroundings.
Writing Visual Culture in Cambridge, England
July 22 – August 5
Become a better observer and interpreter by studying and writing about various visual media, and learn to better communicate in written and oral form to present ideas coherently. Museum visits and tours in Cambridge and London will supplement writing workshops.
Art Education and Conservation in Madagascar
August 3 – 26
On this trip, art educators collaborate with Malagasy educators to create an art and science curriculum in Madagascar’s public schools, with a focus on instilling in future generations the importance of preserving the country’s delicate ecosystem.
Alaskan Wilderness Adventure: Travel Zine Design
August 9 – 21
Design and produce a travel zine, using digital photography, writing, illustration and/or mixed-media, based on your experiences observing the nature, wildlife and landscapes of Alaska.
Action Surf Photography: Salina Cruz, Mexico
August 12 – 17
Learn the skills and knowledge that action photography requires by photographing elite professional surfers from both land and water in this picturesque surf destination.
Click here to read about and apply to our SVA Destinations programs taking place this May in Cannes, France, Rome, Italy, and Oaxaca, Mexico.