A chilly 55-degrees didn’t stop Summer Institute students from enjoying the Chouinard pool after a long move-in weekend.
On May 19, for the sixth year in a row, CalArts opened its doors to non-matriculated and matriculated students to participate in a five-week summer residency program. Running through June 23, course offerings range from “Rock & Roll and Movies” and “Explorations of the Documentary and Essay Film Form” to “Design for Film” and “Life Drawing.” Led by the CalArts faculty and staff from the School of Art, School of Film/Video and School of Critical Studies, Summer Institute provides an opportunity for emerging or mid-career artists working in all disciplines to advance their work in an immersive studio environment.
Students come from all over the world to take part in CalArts Summer Institute. This year, participants hail from Brazil, Sweden, Mexico, China, South Korea, United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong. With 53 students living on campus in the Chouinard dorm, it won’t be a quiet summer for CalArts.
Hilary Darling, CalArts Director of Summer Institute, says, “We are always thrilled to have new students join us. It’s wonderful to see the level of art, energy and excitement they produce throughout the summer. Developing their art and enriching our students’ lives is Summer Institute’s goal, and we hope that residency participants leave with increased artistic focus and purpose.”
Summer Institute culminates in student showcases and presentations at the end of the residency. More details available soon. To see the students’ progress throughout the coming weeks, follow them on Instagram at @CalArts_ExtendedStudies.
By Ellen Evaristo