School of Art
July 25–August 28, 2021
The School is an incubator of inclusive and expansive programming in the visual arts composed of workshops and one-on-one time with mentors covering all media. Open to artists aged 21+, we welcome an intergenerational experience. With guidance from eight esteemed mentors, we intentionally break apart the traditional methods that silo disciplines from each other and instead embrace a full range of studio and pragmatic studies including professional development for artists, the art of pedagogy, writing in the 21st century, archiving and the relevance of art history today.
Chautauqua Schools of Performing and Visual Arts are monitoring the continually changing nature of the COVID-19 virus very closely and taking the appropriate precautions.
At this time we are hopeful for an on grounds five week experience at Chautauqua; however the plan is not yet complete or approved by Institution leadership. We are also planning alternate scenarios in the event that we cannot hold our programming in person. Any modifications will be based on public health recommendations and will prioritize the health and safety of our students, audience, artists, staff, and wider community.
In order to provide the safest environment in our facilities, we will offer a 5 week residential program which will include both on-line and in-person components. We will provide single occupancy rooms in our residence halls for accepted participants into our residency program.
LECTURE SERIES AND EVENTS
Gather & Discover
Chautauqua Visual Arts hosts a weekly public lecture series of profound thought leaders in the visual arts from all over the world. We are delighted to present luminaries from the art world and beyond who will share their current projects and discuss relevant topics of the day.
Educate & Inspire
Each season, Chautauqua Visual Arts Galleries host several curated exhibitions in Strohl Art Center, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, and the Melvin Johnson Sculpture Garden on the beautiful grounds of Chautauqua Institution. The galleries and outdoor garden focus on an array of diverse contemporary exhibitions, created by some of the most outstanding visual artists working today. The galleries are a place to educate and inspire our audience on the importance of living with art, by exploring a vast range of visual vocabularies and a pure love of materials.
Experience & Grow
Enrichment to Chautauqua Visual Arts means many offerings for every age, skill and experience level and a place to share our resources for further learning. This includes offering a fantastic, wide-ranging intergenerational pedagogy through our master and enrichment classes; experiences through our field trips documented and offered here; technical workshops given by experts in the field, and many, many resources for any artist to take advantage of to further their growth. Welcome!
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