The goal of Open Studio is to provide students the opportunity to pursue their craft in a challenging creative community that rewards intellectual and creative risks.
Under the direction of a faculty member, this program is primarily independent studio time with emphasis on the production of a coherent body of work.
Creating a Community
Artists tend to develop and mature in their craft, around other artists. Open Studio is about creating a community of artists where learning, mentoring and exploring new innovative practices happens every day.
Open Studio Design
You will meet with a faculty member in your chosen studio before you start the program. If accepted, you will submit a design brief and/or written proposal to the studio which will guide your course of action, indicating design theme/concept, illustrations, work-plan and techniques.
Your proposal must be completed by the second week of the course. The design brief will form the basis of the contract for the work to be completed. Any changes to the contract must be made in consultation with faculty and presented in writing.
While you are expected to be primarily self-directed, you will be expected to spend between 18 and 30 hours per week, depending on the length of study chosen, in your chosen studio. Instructor(s) are available during class time for individual consultation specifically relating to the development of your body of work.