USI High School Art Day
USI High School Art Day is a free opportunity for high school students, grades 9-12, made possible thanks to a grant from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana.
USI Art Day will be held on USI's campus in the Arts Center (formerly called the Technology Center) on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
- 9 a.m. | Event begins with a brief orientation and introductions of the USI Art and Design Faculty
- 9:30am - 12:00pm | First session of workshops
- 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Lunch (provided by USI)
- 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. | The second session of workshops
- 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. | A short tour of the department and gallery
- Event ends at 4:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to sign up for a morning and afternoon session, or whichever works best with your schedule.
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Hope to see you all on February 23!
Check out the degrees and programs we offer at: Degrees and Programs
And find out about scholarships for the Art and Design department at: Scholarships and Aid
- Pinhole Photography (Morning)
Instructor: Robert Dickes
During this workshop students will work with a camera made from a paint can to create photographic images. Students will get to experience the wonders of the darkroom as they navigate their way from image creating through the final print. Students will go home with multiple prints made throughout the workshop.
- Big Color Selfie (Morning and Afternoon)
Instructor: Nancy Raen-Mendez
In this workshop you will create large bold self-portraits. We will have fun with drawing-based materials, primarily pastels. Bring with you (optional): Student can bring their own 8.5” x 11” printed photo (we will be drawing on top of it so preferably one printed on copy paper) or we can shoot and print a new one during class.
- How to Draw and Paint Objects (Morning)
Instructor: Joseph Uduehi
This session will include a demonstration of how to draw and paint a set of objects. During this session, students will gain enhanced drawing and painting skills.
- Design Thinking in User Experience (UX) Design (Morning and Afternoon)
Instructor: Min Pak
In this creative workshop, you will build prototypes for mobile apps to illustrate a full picture of the basics in design thinking process. Design thinking will help you to approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, solving complex human-cantered problems directly and create holistic, sustainable solutions with a user-experienced focus.
- Pronto Plate Lithography (Morning)
Instructor: Brett Anderson
This hands-on workshop will introduce lithographic printing from polyester plates. Participants will create a collaborative series of monotypes, based upon the Surrealist “Exquisite Corpse” project. From demonstrations and examples, the basics behind lithography, which relies on the incompatibility between water and oil-based ink, will be made clear. After demonstrations on how the process works, students will then be given studio time to create their own lithographic images. Student plates will be cut into thirds and combined with other participants’ imagery.
Supplies Needed (for students to bring): ideas for images to create, either sketches/ sketchbook or photocopies of personal photos for tracing.
- Painting With Knives! (Afternoon)
Instructor: Katie Waters
Students will experience using oil paint to create expressive textural effects on canvas, using nature as inspiration. Limit = 15 students
- Pottery Brew (Morning)
Instructor: Alisa (Al) Holen
Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel, while also firing pottery in a ‘Brew’ of Flour, Yeast and sugar! We are cooking up something good! Potter’s Wheel basics and the Obvara Firing technique.