The Tyler School of Art Summer Painting Intensive / Summer Sculpture Intensive (SPI/SSI) is a 7-week (June 13—July 29) immersion program for artists interested in developing their work in a challenging and supportive environment.
The SPI / SSI program is a non-credit, post-baccalaureate-style residency program suitable for BA and BFA seniors and recent graduates aiming to hone their artistic and intellectual skills, students building a portfolio for application to graduate school and professional artists seeking to strengthen their abilities and expand their outlook.
Tyler School’s SPI / SSI program seeks to give participants a foundation in concept and craft while providing students with the tools to think critically about their own practices and art in general. Week by week, group critiques, individual studio visits and critical studies seminars form the primary support to individual studio practices. Students will discuss their work in group settings and in one-on-one conversations with leading members of the contemporary art world.
The program combines intensive studio time with field and critical studies. Each student accepted to the program is given a private studio space and access to Tyler’s new fine arts building. The program also includes weekly visits to major art centers in New York and Philadelphia including museums, galleries and artist studios.
The program is artist-led by members of Tyler’s full time faculty and by visiting artists, critics, curators, and art historians. The program’s faculty members include Dona Nelson, Mark Shetabi, Susan Moore, Odili Odita, Philip Glahn, Christian Tomaszewski (sculpture director) and Wallace Whitney (director). Visiting artists include Michael Williams, Matt Connors, Joanna Malinowska, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Sarah Braman ad Keltie Ferris.
The session will culminate in a group show of SSI/SPI participants’ work at Ice Box/Crane Arts in Philadelphia.