Tufts Public Safety

Summer Session for High Schoolers

Course & Workshop List

Summer 2018

The list below represents all undergraduate and pre-college courses open to high school students in the Tufts Summer Session for High Schoolers program. Summer Session for High Schoolers is a non-residential program that offers high school students the opportunity to enroll in Tufts University courses. All Courses are available for credit, while Workshops are not offered for credit.

Rising High School Juniors (Class of 2020) and Seniors (Class of 2019) are eligible for all workshops and courses listed. Rising High School Sophomores (Class of 2021) are eligible for all Studio Art Courses & Workshops. Note that courses not listed below are not open to students in this program.

A short application is required before high school students can be enrolled. Apply early to assure your placement in the courses you want!

This course list is subject to change.

Return to Full Course List


Title:   Expressive Figure Drawing      

Course Number:      DRWC 0063A
Campus: Boston-Fenway   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

Would you like to take a new approach to your figure drawings? Are you curious about combining wet and dry media? Have you wanted to experiment with figure sources and to explore the human form? Are you hoping to create images that communicate your point of view as well reflecting the spirit of your subject? In this drawing course you will be encouraged to observe the human form in ways that go beyond perception. How you play with these is up to you. In class you’ll be introduced to specific drawing methods and a variety of materials on paper while exploring the human form as your subject. Exploration of traditional observation skills such as proportion, scale, line and shading, will merge with invention and distortion. The course will allow you to focus on ways of working with pen and ink, watercolor or acrylic as you envision the body. As an important expressive tool, using color will be covered. A life model is available for in class reference and you will experiment with photo and collage sources as well. We’ll study the figurative work of contemporary artists to learn about new ways of expressing your ideas and developing personal images of the human form. As you attempt to translate what you see, feel and think into meaningful marks, you will be encouraged to develop your own visual language and creative process. Level: all levels (beginner to advanced).
Any materials necessary for the first class meeting will be communicated to enrolled students by the instructor in advance. Otherwise, materials and supplies will be covered in the first class meeting.

Instructor: Department Staff
Class Dates: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Friday, Jun 29, 2018
Day(s): TBA           Times: TBA                     
Status: Open


Choose the courses that are right for you, and apply today.