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All School of Art and Design Summer Intensives will be held in the W. Clair Harris Textile Center June 3-7, 2024, from 8:30 to 4:30, on the KSU Marietta Campus, 650 Clair Harris Road, Marietta, GA 30060. 

All School of Art and Design intensive students should report to the Marietta Campus on Monday morning only; there will be no Sunday events.

The School of Art and Design Summer Art Intensives at KSU are opportunities for local high school students and rising college freshmen to experience what it is like to be a college student studying art. Participants will work with wonderful instructors who are not only experienced teachers, but are also amazing artists with talent and experience to share. We are offering an interesting range of subjects that are sure to pique your student’s curiosity and creativity. 

Download/View the Summer Arts Intensive PDF for more information. 

In addition to registering below, please fill out the Minors Protection forms here via DocuSign. Your registration is not complete until we receive payment AND these forms.  

  • SOLD OUT! Please join us for one of our other Intensives.

    The 3D Digital Modeling and Character Development Summer Intensive will be held June 3-7, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes lunch daily at STINGERS. 

    Students will learn the process of character ideation as well as 3D digital modeling in this one-week workshop. They will work toward a goal of creating a character design and development in both 2D (in Adobe Photoshop) and 3D (with Digital modeling software). 

    Marietta Campus, W. Clair Harris Textile Center, M136B 
    Professor: Matthew Phillips

    Questions? Please email Craig Brasco, cbrasco@kennesaw.edu.

    All School of Art and Design intensive students should report to the Marietta Campus on Monday morning only, no Sunday events.

  • The Creature Design and Scientific Illustration Summer Intensive runs June 3-7, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes lunch daily at STINGERS.  

    Students will learn the fundamentals of creature design and rendering, lighting, and coloring techniques for scientific illustration. This will open new potential for students as concept artists and increase their understanding of anatomy and gesture beyond the human form. It will allow them to explore ways of combining the imaginative with the realistic.

    They will study various historical styles to synthesize the connection between the natural world and human culture, allowing their own design to come to life in a new way. Finally, they will learn ways to present their work in a professional manner as a capstone to the week and celebrate each other’s creative achievements through the art installation.

    Marietta Campus, W. Clair Harris Textile Center, M163
    Professor: Jules Premus

    Questions? Please email Craig Brasco, cbrasco@kennesaw.edu.

    All School of Art and Design intensive students should report to the Marietta Campus on Monday morning only, no Sunday events.

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  • SOLD OUT! Please join us for one of our other Intensives.

    The Original 2D Character Design Summer Intensive runs June 3-7, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes lunch daily at STINGERS.  

    The attendees will learn visual storytelling through character in this one-week workshop. They will work on several projects that will give them the opportunity to learn how to create a complete original character for multi-media purposes. This workshop can teach using traditional and/ or digital materials. 
    Attendees will learn essential character development skills which includes how to write a short character biography, design a character (protagonist, antagonist, supporting characters), prop design and world building. 

    They will learn how to creatively problem solve to overcome skill level issues and develop their individual styles. 
    Attendees will learn the fundamentals of intellectual property development, illustration, and how to express themselves through storytelling. 
     
    Marietta Campus, W. Clair Harris Textile Center, M134
    Professor name: Carlos Pérez, MFA 

    Questions? Please email Craig Brasco, cbrasco@kennesaw.edu.

    All School of Art and Design intensive students should report to the Marietta Campus on Monday morning only, no Sunday events. 

  • The Visual Storytelling in Comics and Sequential Art Summer Intensive runs June 3-7, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m and includes lunch daily at STINGERS. 

    The students will learn visual storytelling through their choices of images and words in this one-week workshop. They will work on several projects based on character design and development in both 2D (on paper) and 3D (with model magic). They will also learn about visual storytelling elements in comics/ sequential art such as speech bubbles, narration boxes, thought balloons, panel layouts, gutters, emanate and sound effects. Projects introduce student to the fundamentals of sequential art and writing but also how to express themselves individually and as a collective on various issues ranging from their experiences in life. 

    Marietta Campus, W. Clair Harris Textile Center, M136A
    Professor: Shuchita Mishra 

    Questions? Please email Craig Brasco, cbrasco@kennesaw.edu.

    All School of Art and Design intensive students should report to the Marietta Campus on Monday morning only, no Sunday events.

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