SCAD Summer Seminars Savannah workshops

Each SCAD Summer Seminars participant will select two workshops per session. During the registration process if a workshop is not listed in the workshop options, this workshop is full. In Savannah, students may select any two of the following options:

School of Fashion

Fashion illustration
Capacity full: No longer available to new registrants

By studying historic forms and participating in studio work, students gain a broad understanding of metals and jewelry. Focusing on jewelry and metalwork as an art form, students explore concepts and materials through a variety of processes and produce a finished piece of jewelry.

Accessory design
Sessions II and III full
Students will experiment with basic patternmaking skills and rapid sketching techniques for accessory design. Students will be introduced to different accessory style and materials for creation of finished products.

School of Fine Arts

Digital photography
Capacity full: No longer available to new registrants

Alternative photography
Sessions III, IV and V full
Students will experiment with alternative photographic methods with the aid of basic camera structures. Prints will be created by experimenting with paper negatives, digital manipulation and other printing techniques.

Mixed media painting
Sessions II and III full
This workshop emphasizes decision-making and intent and stresses formal and narrative implications of materials, helping students learn the value of art as a means of communication. Experimentation with new materials and approaches is encouraged, and strategies for articulating concepts through visual means are introduced. Ultimately, students come away with a new vocabulary of mixed media techniques and an improved awareness of visual literacy.

Acrylic painting
Capacity full: No longer available to new registrants

School of Communication Arts

Graphic design
Capacity full: No longer available to new registrants

Sequential art: Cartoons, comics and characters
Capacity full: No longer available to new registrants

Sequential art: Mini-comics
Sessions I, II, III and IV full
Comics are a fun way to learn visual story structure. Mini-comics provide a do-it-yourself technique that inspires students to not only draw, but write stories. Students will learn how to write and draw a short story comic and then produce small comic books.

Scientific illustration
Scientific illustrators use observational, technical and aesthetic skills to portray a subject accurately. In this workshop, participants are given an overview on how to render forms known and imagined and observed and unobservable. From the micro to the macro, participants use a range of rendering techniques to discover scientific illustration throughout history to the present.

School of Design

In this workshop, students gain exposure to the work of historic and contemporary fibers/textile artists and designers. Students explore basic techniques and processes through hands-on demonstrations and select a method with which to complete a final creation.

Furniture design
Students in this workshop explore furniture design as a discipline and as a creative activity and process. Students learn to bring their ideas to reality using a range of approaches and both new and established techniques. They employ a variety of materials and hand processes to express furniture design ideas in scale.

Industrial design
Session V full
Students in this workshop explore industrial design through problem-solving exercises and through exploring the creative process. Students will be able to bring their ideas to life through the use of various techniques and materials.

School of Entertainment Arts

Acting for the camera
This workshop allows students to develop skills specifically for film and television. Students gain hands-on experience in acting techniques, including cold reading, text work, immediate character development and the basic approach to on-camera acting. The class culminates in a final project showcasing each student’s work.

Film and television
Capacity full: No longer available to new registrants

This performance workshop provides students with beginning-level dance techniques in jazz, modern or ballet styles. Students will be introduced to challenging choreography, rhythm work and combinations through daily exercises.

School of Liberal Arts

Session V full
In this workshop, students learn two genres of writing that encompass the idea of “place,” our natural environment and the environment of culture. Specific attention is given to  recording details, scene development, narrative techniques, dialogue and imagery. This workshop will examine all aspects of new media and the related writing processes, from the usual to the unusual. Students will explore the history of new media and gain experience writing about new media and writing with new media tools and technologies.

Equestrian riding
Sessions III and IV full
Students receive individualized riding instruction from award-winning coaches. Daily lessons include riding, grooming, and the proper way to cool the horse and return to the stall. Students should be competent in the hunter/jumper flat work (walk/trot/canter) as well the basic mechanics of over fences fun¬damentals over 2’6” obstacles.

Art history
This workshop introduces students to different eras of art history and focuses on a variety of mediums from painting, sculpture, architecture and other forms of expression.

School of Building Arts

Architectural sketching
Sessions III and IV full
Students learn the fundamentals of freehand architectural sketching to record and analyze design objects accurately and rapidly through a variety of basic drawing techniques, including orthographic, axonometric and perspective.

Interior design
Capacity full: No longer available to new registrants

School of Digital Media

2-D animation
Capacity full: No longer available to new registrants

3-D animation
Sessions I, II, III, and V full
In this hands-on computer animation course, students learn —through step-by-step instruction — how to animate a pre-rigged CGI character using the animation tools in Autodesk Maya. Workshop participants also explore walk cycles and other animation.

Game design
Session I full
This course explores critical Photoshop concepts, skills and techniques for today’s 3-D artists and photographers. This workshop also covers essential skills with cloning, color correction, masking techniques, making tileable textures and other Photoshop concepts.

Stop motion
Session IV full
In this hands-on workshop, students will be introduced to simple biped characters and the animation process through motion tests. Students will also learn basic camera, lighting and capturing software.

Motion media
This workshop allows students to develop concepts and experiment with storyboarding and industry standard motion graphic software. Students will learn essential vocabularies and learn many roles of the motion media designer.

School of Foundation Studies

Drawing: The figure
Capacity full: No longer available to new registrants

Drawing: The still life
Sessions I, II, III and IV full
As a traditional means of improving observational drawing skills, the still life has been a favorite of artists for centuries. Students explore approaches to the still life with emphasis on sighting and measuring to discover proportion, scale, structure, foreshortening and perspective.