The Summer StudioLab at SUNY New Paltz is an intensive two-week residential program designed to introduce students to a life in the visual arts at a nationally acclaimed college.

Participants will, first and foremost, be immersed in making art. They will rigorously work in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking, and continue working independently during the evening in the college’s state-of-the-art studios. A supportive yet challenging environment will accommodate participants with a wide range of abilities through individual and small group instruction. Experimenting with new and different approaches to making art, participants will learn to observe the world more closely, solve visuals problems and build a strong portfolio for college or art school applications.

While surrounded by other creative people who share similar interests, participants will experience life as a college art student. Living in SUNY New Paltz residence halls with fellow art students and spending their days working alongside each other, participants will share ideas and become stronger artists together.  In addition, they will work with the professional artists/faculty who teach them, and in the evening meet guest artists invited to campus to give presentations about their work.

Courses are taught by SUNY New Paltz faculty and professional community artists/teachers who have an active exhibition history.