MSU Summer Arts Camp 2016

Hi everyone,

Last week, Mississippi State University’s art department hosted their annual INvision art camp for high school students. These kids got to experience a taste of life as an MSU college art student by living in a campus dorm, eating campus food, becoming familiar with campus grounds through planned social activities, and making art.

I led three workshops– Photoshop, t-shirt design, and book binding. Other workshops offered by MSU faculty included ceramics and drawing. This event is a fun getaway that helps students decide if art and design has a part in their college future. Even more, we hope it attracts them to choose MSU for their college education!

This summer we had 10 high schoolers in attendance. This bunch of kids were an exceptional group. They were so polite and eager to learn. I enjoyed teaching them.

Below are images of what the students produced in my workshops, lasting a couple hours each. Action shots are credited to art department technology coordinator Aaron McElfish, originally posted on the MSU Art Galleries Facebook page.

PHOTOSHOP
The goal was to design a surreal composition using stock photography found on the Internet.

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Savannah-Alley-final

by Savannah Alley

Savannah-Alley

by Savannah Alley

shelbyhatfield

by Shelby Hatfield

EmmaJones

by Emma Jones

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by Emma Jones

ginnybrown

by Ginny Brown

ivy-williamson

by Ivy Williamson

kendall-young

by Kendall Young

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by Kendall Young

MaryCiochetty

by Mary Ciochetty

Corey-Moore

by Corey Moore

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by Evelyn H

photoshopevelynh

by Evelyn H

TalleytheGreat

by Ty Talley

 

BOOK BINDING
Students learned how to fold and bind a multi-section hardback book. See an online tutorial HERE.

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MSU Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and dear friend Elizabeth Tofte also joined us for the book binding workshop.

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{Continue scrolling to see examples of their finished books…}

T-SHIRT DESIGN
Students collaboratively drew patterns inside a bulldog’s face, representative of our school mascot. Information about the event will be typed underneath. It will be screen printed white on maroon shirts. I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

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INVISION ART EXHIBITION
Students hung and placed their artwork from the week inside MSU’s Visual Arts Center to share with their families before leaving for home. (Look at those gorgeous hand-bound books!)

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It was a great week! If you know a high school student that has an interest in art, I hope you will share this opportunity with them so they can attend next summer!

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