Mixed Media and Collage: Explorations in Two-Dimensional Design

Open to students entering grades 9 through 12 or freshman year of college in the fall
II - July 17–August 3, 2018
Days & Time:
Monday–Friday, 9:10 –11:00 a.m. and 1:10–4:00 p.m.
Ali Harrington

“I feel that I now have a deeper understanding of my thinking and how it translates into my art style.” — From a program course evaluation 

Course Description

Studio arts courses are offered in conjunction with Columbia University's School of the Arts.

This course introduces students to the basic principles and concepts of design through drawing and collage. Observation and creativity are emphasized by exploring diverse media through exercises involving concepts such as line, shape, texture, and color. Course assignments focus on principles of composition and experiments in figure/ground relationships and visual modes of communication. These exercises aim at strengthening the students’ visual vocabulary while allowing personal ideas to shape the outcome of the projects.

Lectures by visiting artists, field trips to art museums in New York City, and a final course exhibit complement the course program. All materials are provided.


Ali Harrington

Ali Harrington is a visual artist from Boston, Massachusetts. She holds an MFA in visual arts from Columbia University and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was awarded the Hazel H. Huntsinger Memorial Prize in Painting. She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the U.S., was featured in New American Paintings, and has twice been nominated for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Arts Grant.

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