Space is still available for the Emory Summer Arts
Experience, an educational arts program for teens, students and
adults scheduled for May 27–June 1. Departments from creative
writing to visual arts will offer six-day courses, which may be
taken for credit or on a non-credit basis.
“The Emory Summer Arts Experience will challenge students
to discover, indulge and extend their creativity by participating
in disciplines ranging from fiction writing and music making to
pinhole photography and the European tradition of clowning,”
said Sally Wolff King, associate dean of Emory College and director
of summer school courses.
In addition to daytime courses, participants will have opportunities
for social and artistic interaction across disciplines. Among these
opportunities are a public conversation and reading with award-winning
author Amy Bloom, May 28 at 7 p.m. in White Hall 207, and public
readings by fiction-writing students enrolled in the program, May
29 from 6–8 p.m.
The following courses will be offered:
The department of theater studies offers a week of clown training
with Vince Tortorici, ’90C, an Atlanta-based clown in the
classical European tradition, who was a participant in Theater Emory’s
warmly received “Fool’s Fest to Welcome the New Millennium”
in 1999 and a guest instructor last year. The course will be based
on exercises and structured improvisation, and will be accessible
to newcomers as well as experienced performers. Classes will be
from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. daily.
arts: The visual arts program at Emory will offer
a hands-on, intensive workshop in pinhole photography with Eric
Renner and Nancy Spencer, co-directors of the Pinhole Resource (www.pinholeresource.com)
in San Lorenzo, N.M. Renner and Spencer are experts in pinhole photography,
having dedicated their lives to teaching, researching and archiving
the art form. Some darkroom or art studio experience is necessary.
Classes will be 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily.
The music department presents “Introduction to Musical Cultures
of the World,” taught by faculty member Tong Soon Lee. This
course offers a study of the diverse musical soundscapes that constitute
the modern world. Through seminars, performances, workshops and
lecture-demonstrations, course participants will explore traditional
and contemporary music of Latin America, Africa and Asia. Participants
will learn how to play the Javanese gamelan, culminating in a public
concert with Emory faculty, guest artists and Atlanta professionals.
Classes will be 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily.
The creative writing program will offer a workshop titled “Fiction:
Break It Down and Build It Up.” Bloom, author of Love Invents
Us and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, will work with students
on topics such as how to understand the mechanics and mysteries
of word choice and “how to write from the heart without losing
it on the page.” Classes will be 10 a.m.–2 p.m. daily.
Museum: The Carlos Museum offers a five-day course
titled “Mapping the Sacred with Atlanta Artist Gregor Turk.”
Participants will examine and discuss the human desire to demarcate
place and create monuments for purposes of identity, commemoration
and memorialization. They will explore works of art and landmarks
from the ancient world and contemporary Atlanta, and will have an
opportunity to create both two- and three-dimensional works that
explore themes of individual and collective mapping and marking.
Classes will be 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (This course will be held May
Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants
must submit a visiting student summer application with a $40 application
fee. Program fees are $831 if taken for credit, $390 for non-credit.
The on-campus housing rate is $22.40 per day or $156.80 for the
week (without meals). Meal cards for on-campus dining will be available
For more information, call 404-727-0671 or visit www.emory.edu/COLLEGE/ATLAS/SUMMER/special.html.