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FOREWORD

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The UArts Pre-College Summer Institute Art, Media + Design program

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is the country’s most dynamic summer program for passionate high school art students. The immersive program enables students to experience what art school at a university level is like and learn from the same nationally recognized artist professors who teach in

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the undergraduate programs.

The four-week intensive allows students the opportunity to choose a major, minor and elective. In addition to class time, students participate in open studios, guest artist lectures, field trips and enriching workshops. This flexibility provides students with an in-depth look at potential undergraduate majors while experimenting in other media. Our students are independent thinkers from around the globe. Through their experience in the Summer Institute program, students are transformed from making high school projects, to thinking like artists with personal visions and comprehensive portfolios of work. This book is a glimpse at the st udent w ork fr om summe r 2013.

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DEMETRIUS BANKS SHELBY BRISBANE

08-09

ANDREA CANTILLO HANNAH CHIDEKEL

10-11

BENJAMIN COOPER TA SW I R DAV I S

12-13

N ATA L I A E L D E R I N G DOMINIQUE EVANS

14-15

AVA FIELD LACHLAN HERRICK

16-17

ADDISON HOLMES JENNA HOUSTON

18-19

LUCY JERMYN VIRGINIA LI

20-21

ALEXANDER MANOLIDIS CHRISTOPHE MARCHAND

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AMANDA MCGEE KEITH MCHUGH

24-25

BRIDGET MCKENNA ALANIS MELENDEZ

CONTENTS

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JILLIAN MILNE JOSEPH MOONEY

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SEBASTIAN MORA N ATA L I A M O R O Z O VA

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LINDSEY NORTON NICOLE ORTEGA

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ADRIENNE PITCHFORD SEBASTIAN POWLEY

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BEN RENINO T H E R E S A RYA N

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A S H LY N S A N C H E Z GREER SANDERS

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ARIELLE SHAPIRO H A N N A H S I LV E R M A N

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SPENCER SIMONE CAMILA VELA

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V E R O N I C A V E R R AT T I GRACE VOLINSKY

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CHRISTIAN WALKER JABRIEL WILLIAMS

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WINNIE ZHANG

When I get an idea, I get paper and start drawing...

I was introduced to designing comic book character illustration using pen and pencil.

Mark Crilley has been a great inspiration to

When I get an idea, I get paper and start

me. Since the age of 7, I’ve watched animat-

drawing. I will use all the lessons from the

ed shows such as Ben 10, Bakugan, Funimation

University of Arts classes in the future.

Show, and Teen Titan. I look at Mark Crilley’s

Because I am capable of creating interesting

artwork and different types of anime artwork

anime characters, I am confident in pursuing

to create an idea of my own. I can create

animation throughout high school, college,

anime characters in my mind.

and my career as an artist.

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SHELBY BRISBANE

The majority of my work is generally drawn in my sketchbook, or consists of pencil or pen on paper. I also work a lot with Photoshop and drawing my ideas on the computer. During my time at UArts I am happy to say

H O R S H A M , PA | A N I M AT I O N

As the years have passed I have realized that as important as it is to know how to draw still

that I finally learned how to use Adobe Flash as well, and also gained experience using different media such as watercolor.

lifes and realism, I am constantly drawn

To make a long story short, UArts has really

to cartoons and semi-realistic character

helped me break out of my comfort zone

styles. I enjoy everything from animated

and try different things that I would have

movies to graphic novels, and I can honestly

been too scared to try on my own. I know I

say that I have probably spent too much

am a perfectionist, but UArts has helped me

of my time watching cartoons and reading

understand that sometimes mistakes happen

comics.

and that’s okay. In my Figure Drawing class

With that said, I would have to say that the person who has influenced me the most in regards to my cartooning, is my father. My dad was an amazing artist, and seeing his work is what made me really want to pursue art from a young age, even more so now. However, I am not only interested or inspired by cartoons. Another one of the

I learned some great tips about drawing from real life. I have also learned that, although drawing cartoons will always be my first love, I have found to like drawing the figure a lot more than I thought I would. I suppose it goes to show that if you never try something, you might look over something you could have really enjoyed.

people who have influenced me a lot, especially this past year, is Frida Kahlo. She was an amazing painter as well as a strong-willed woman who wasn’t afraid to be who she truly was. Frida really made me realize that I can express myself however I want, not just through my physical appearance, but also through my art. Pa ge 07

I find myself incredibly lucky to discover

I find pleasure working in whatever material

my talent at such a young age and have fun

is handed to me, but prefer more traditional

indulging in it. I find it as a way to express

materials such as pencil, paints (mainly

myself to say the least. My uncle inspired me

acrylic) and some paper. I enjoy creating

to take an interest in film. He’s a 2nd Assistant

pieces of art that catch a viewer’s attention,

Director and the stories he shares with me

make them question something or bring

about his adventures never fail to amuse

a smile to their face.

me. I’m deeply inspired by the films I watch and the stories they have to tell. I am able to learn many lessons while watching films and creating my work. Some pieces are simple and others I have to look deeper to understand.

In the sense that as I grow, my art matures as well, I believe I will never grow up. My experience this summer was fun and I learned a lot of useful information. There are always “mistakes” that spill onto my work

I create my work mainly through inspiration,

that I end up finding advantageous in the

such as sudden dreams I’ve awoken to or

end. Every time I make a mistake, I don’t try

revelations. I find inspiration in a lot of things.

to go around it or fix it, rather I start to work

I look around me. I watch films. I look at the

with it and use it to my benefit. In due course,

rain falling on my window, observing those

these “mistakes” end up being the best part

raindrops racing down to the bottom.

of my pieces. I tinker around with my pieces

I look at the waves rolling in and out, leaving

the same way a surfer is in pursuit of the ideal

soft strokes in the sand. I look at my friends

wave. In reality, they know that they may

talking to each other and observe their

never find it, but that doesn’t mean they have

laughter and their movements.

to stop looking for it.

ANDI CANTILLO HIALEAH, FL | FILMMAKING

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I have always been fascinated by the details and shades of life. I derive much of my work from nature—whether flowers, trees, streams, or skies, I often find inspiration in the natural world. Much of my work, old and new, takes the form of photography; I am influenced by the works of photographers Forman Hanna, Edward Curtis, Arthur Drooker, and David Keochkerian. In creating a piece, I always keep composition in mind—regardless of medium. Whether behind my Nikon or working with an Adobe program, I pay close attention to the slight details of my work: its subjects and their placement and color. In my photography, I often document smaller subjects with a shallow depth of field to draw attention to things often overlooked.

Even in examining my other work, I have found a great attention to detail. Before my experience at the University of the Arts, I had never worked with Adobe Illustrator or InDesign; nor had I so closely examined the relationship between text and image. In the future, I hope to continue my exploration of the Adobe Suite and to

HANNAH CHIDEKEL

further investigate the correspondence between word and art.

CHADDS FORD, PA | GRAPHIC DESIGN

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BENJAMIN COOPER NEW TOWN SQUARE, PA PAINTING + PRINTMAKING

I am influenced by everything around me. Aspects of Spirituality have pushed me in a certain direction recently, and I have a deep connection to nature. When I draw, I start with a certain body part or piece and let the rest flow. I have no specific influence— I create from my mind and memory. Being at this pre-college program, the media and materials were given or recommended to me, and the techniques, although I knew some previously, were taught to me by teachers and peers in light of learning new techniques or refining old ones. I am not proud of most of my pieces, although I am proud of the progress and growth it shows. These pieces do not really represent me as a person or an artist. What it does represent is the skills I have acquired and the progress I have made. These pieces were made in the focus of learning a new skill set so that later in my career I could incorporate this skill set into my style and enhance and grow my repertoire.

In my artwork I focus on creative freedom

My artwork is mostly fantasy based.

and the ability to express myself throughout

With most of my artwork I work between

my artwork. I find inspiration in the music

pencil and ink using basic art techniques.

I listen to and from the artwork of

If I want to add color I use watercolor,

Hayao Miyazaki films. Exploring other

acrylic paint, and markers. I also add color

cultures and religion also has an influence

using Photoshop.

on my artwork.

This program has helped me to grow creatively and with an open mind.

The different techniques we used in our classes will reflect how I grew over the past four weeks. This program has helped me to grow creatively and with an open mind.

TA S W I R D AV I S L E V I T TO W N , PA | I L L U S T R AT I O N

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N ATA L I A E L D E R I N G FURLONG, PA | PAINTING + PRINTMAKING

Throughout this program I created various

I enjoyed using screen printing as a new

pieces of work each showing my unique

format to create work in my typical style.

style as an artist. In my oil paintings, which

For my second print I played around more

are more classical studies, I enjoy using

with my typical pop-art style, my main

color and stroke as a tool to show

inspirations being Keith Haring and Andy

expression. In printmaking I created

Warhol. I created a colorful and very visually

a Hamsa print and a print of my good friend

striking image of my friend Brian, which

Sophie, both supposed to be more

is most inspired by Warhol’s prints. I enjoy

closely related to nature. In screen printing

using my friends as inspiration and focus

I first created a print of a man in my

because it shows what is important in my

typical sketch style.

life which at this point is my friends.

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Before I even acquired an interest in art,

Much of my work is experimentation, but

I spent most of my time in front of the

the theme influences the medium, or vice

television or mimicking what I saw on

versa. In each of these pieces, the medium

television with the toys based on the shows.

influenced the theme, which all revolved

Shows like Sailor Moon and the Powerpuff

around an original story of mine. I used the

Girls, showcasing superheroics and girl

medium to support theme or story behind

power simultaneously, never truly left me

each piece. For example, I made a black

even as they stopped airing, and I feel

and white illustration assignment into a noir

I’m always being drawn to or drawing one

piece to emphasize the danger and seedi-

or both concepts in my works. As for style,

ness of the characters depicted.

the internet has been my number one source of inspiration due to the easy access to the art community; tumblr users like nargle, quillery, and chirart, the website deviantart, and webcomics such as Hanna Is Not a Boy’s Name inspired me to pursue comics and continue to influence my style to this day.

Seeing my completed work from UArts allows me to see that a concrete style is gradually developing. Additionally, the comic illustration project provided my first experience of finishing a comic page, which was perfect practice for an artist aspiring to create their own comic, and helped me better understand how coloring works.

D O M I N I Q U E E VA N S M E R C H A N T V I L L E , N J | I L L U S T R AT I O N

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My artwork is influenced by the new techniques and skills I have learned in my classes here at UArts. Before attending this

The class has also trained my eye to look for the warmer and cooler shades of colors...

program, I had never worked in the printmaking or screen printing field, and

The time spent in my Ceramics class has

I had little experience working with ceram-

helped me to become more comfortable

ics and oil paints. In my Painting class,

with throwing on the wheel. My Painting

I was inspired by the works of Lucian

class has helped me to better understand

Freud, Kathy Kollwitz, and Raphaelle Peale.

the different planes and shapes on an object

My paintings are all done in oil paint on

or figure. The class has also trained my eye

canvas. In my paintings, I tried to avoid

to look for the warmer and cooler shades of

cropping the image along central lines. In

colors, and has taught me that the back-

my Ceramics class, I wanted to focus on

ground of the painting is just as important

developing my skills for throwing on the

as, and can even transform, the foreground

pottery wheel and experimenting with

of the painting. I hope to continue working

different glazes.

with ceramics and oil paints in the future.

AVA F I E L D MONTCLAIR, NJ | PAINTING + PRINTMAKING

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my art has begun to take on a whimsical,

Working in a pencil medium is something I’ve grown comfortable with, so I’ve paired it with something I’m still experimenting in...

storybook quality. I’ve been influenced

Through my experience being immersed in

recently by the work of artists such as

making art at the pre-college program, I’ve

Alphonse Mucha, James Jean, Petra

found my style change into something that

Nordlund, and the nature found in

better represented myself and also what I

Miyazaki’s awesome films.

wanted to convey. I’ve also begun to branch

My style and focus of art has gone through many stages, and in this program I feel

Much of my current work is pencil lineart colored digitally in Photoshop. Working in

out and attempt new techniques through my illustration classes.

a pencil medium is something I’ve grown comfortable with, so I’ve paired it with something I’m still experimenting in. I enjoy making creative choices in style, texture, or lighting in my work to stress the feeling

LACHLAN HERRICK

I want my work to give, in this case, a bold storybook-like quality.

P H I L A D E L P H I A , PA | I L L U S T R AT I O N

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My artwork is heavily influenced by the music I listen to. Upbeat punk music inspires me to create bold pieces. I am often intrigued by the overlay of text on pictures found on album covers and lyric videos. I’m particularly inspired by Alister Dippner, an album cover artist.

I am often intrigued by the overlay of text on pictures found on album covers and lyric videos. My pieces displayed are an overall reflection

My style is very similar to his in that

of my artistic growth this summer. I picked

I use bright colors and sharp lines to create

up a large amount of diverse techniques

contrast. I chose acrylic for my paintings

and was able to experiment with different

because of how quickly it dries, making it

media. In Painting particularly, I developed

easy to apply bright colors without them

a better concept of light, dark, and color.

getting muddied. In my sketchbook, a common element is the use of Sharpie to create bold shapes.

ADDISON HOLMES AUSTIN, TX | PAINTING + PRINTMAKING

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My art is inspired by the relationships in my

This summer, I worked with oil on canvas,

life. In some of my work, I began present-

and I made prints with linoleum and copper

ing a relationship between nature and the

plates. I threw many pieces on the pottery

human. Rembrandt’s depiction of landscape

wheel. However, drypoint best conveyed my

throughout his prints inspired my own

ideas because the variety of mark-making

portrayal of nature.

techniques allowed for the strongest images.

...I threw many pieces on the pottery wheel. However, drypoint best conveyed my ideas because the variety of mark-making techniques allowed for the strongest images...

Studying in the city has helped my art by inspiring me with a new environment. Philadelphia has shown me nature in a city setting, as opposed to the suburban area I live in.

JENNA HOUSTON CHESTER, NJ | PAINTING + PRINTMAKING

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LUCY JERMYN M O N T P E L I E R , V T | I L L U S T R AT I O N

The focus of the art I have made during the UArts summer program is primarily nature based with colorful graphic elements. I love drawing human and animal forms, and here I have been able to explore more comical representations of forms often seen in sequential art. Since being introduced to the art of illustration I have begun to appreciate digital imaging more, and have been inspired by the works of Jeff Smith and Peter de Seve. My illustration and digital imaging are first inked on paper, then colored and shaded on the computer using Photoshop. I have been exploring flat bright colors to create a bold childish effect. I have also been exploring different textures in screen printing to create interesting effects, including tension between layers. Before this program I had never created an image digitally on the computer, but I feel so fortunate to have been able to do so this summer. Coming into this program I was put into a class of extremely talented people who knew much more about Photoshop than I did, which inspired and challenged me to learn very quickly. Page 18

My artwork is influenced primarily by my desire to communicate. I am inspired by emotions, experiences, and issues, and I am driven by the urge to overcome their intangibility; I hope to visually express what is physically unseen. My goal is to break beyond the confines of our verbal language in order to deliver a message anyone can receive, regardless of ethnicity, age, or education. Through incorporating both digital and traditional techniques into my process, I attempt to maintain both the simplicity of an image and the complexity in an idea. I often use flat colors, basic shapes, and a limited color palette, stripping down a subject to its essential nature. This summer at UArts, the most impactful class I took was Digital Imaging because it expanded my knowledge in computer programs, providing me with an additional medium in which to work. It has simplified my process of creating images and enhanced the convenience in creating and storing my body of work.

VIRGINIA LI C A R Y, N C | G R A P H I C D E S I G N

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I grew up in an artistic environment, my father being a painter and my mother a pianist and composer. Ever since I was young, my father would often instruct me and push me on my designs, and therefore, my technique was upgrading constantly and rapidly. My main interest over the past four years is the human face. To me, the face is artistically very appealing—everyone is interested in seeing what they look like on pencil through the eyes of the artist.

...this year however, I was introduced to pen designing from the Comic Book Illustration class, which I will be using for future artwork... Usually I use pencils and sfomili, a tool which adds shade, dimension, and realism. Frequently I also use charcoal for the very dark tones, such as the hair and either the eyes or the irises. This year however, I was introduced to pen designing from the Comic Book Illustration class, which I will be using for future artwork.

ALEXANDER MANOLIDIS AT H E N S , G R E E C E | A N I M AT I O N

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CHRISTOPHE MARCHAND PA R I S , F R A N C E | A N I M AT I O N

Art is a big part of my life. I grew up in

Most of my drawings are pencil, however

a country that has an artistic culture, and

Figure Drawing class showed me new media

so I have been drawing and painting since

such as charcoal. My drawing skills helped

I was young. Thanks to the University

me for my animation, as they allowed for

of the Arts, my skills have developed into

good looking animations. My animations

new media. My focus was to discover and

are pencil and black pen. My animations

try out new techniques.

on computer are made with Flash and After Effects.

my skills have developed into new media.

The final pieces show the evolution of my skill set, which has increased throughout the program.

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AMANDA MCGEE W A R M I N S T E R , PA | A N I M AT I O N

As I grow up as an artist I have discovered my own style of drawing. My artwork is all character based. My way of

For my Comic Book Illustration class

drawing is influenced by the cartoons

I used Bristol paper and Photoshop to

I grew up watching. The artwork I see on

digitally paint my final product.

the internet gives me the extra push to draw

In Figure Drawing class I used 18�

more and get better.

by 24� drawing paper.

The works I have done in my Animation

As I grow up as an artist I have discovered

class were made with regular print paper

my own style of drawing. This art program

and pencil. In computer animation,

has inspired me. I want to draw more and

I used Adobe Flash and After Effects.

get better at what I love to do.

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KEITH MCHUGH As far as influences go, they change so

PHILADELPHIA , PA | FILMMAKING

periodically it’s difficult to choose one. But if I am influenced by anything it’s punk (sound, look, and attitude). It’s more of a philosophy rather than something you find butchered in a mall. For what I did in the film I made, I brought a game that my friends (we like to call each other family) and I play to attention. The game we play as crazy as it is, has only seen attention from cops, neighbors, and the Philly punk scene and from that decision I molded my artwork with suitable creativity. Starting this summer I had only taken photography classes here. I’ve never dabbled in film, so I learned how to work a video camera and learned to deal with pieces of art that move (not metaphorically speaking). This has also strengthened my use of visual art.

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BRIDGET MCKENNA PITTSBURGH, PA | FILMMAKING

The major influence of my work is the com-

I tried very hard to focus on compositions

bination of the simplicity and complications

that brought the audience’s attentions to the

of human emotions. After watching many

right details, rather than just telling them.

variations of film, which all displayed some human emotion through different styles and images, Sarah J. Christman’s Dear Bill Gates inspired me the most. I tried to combine the elements of tone poems and a traditional narrative to convey simple emotions.

My final piece shows my new ability to be able to comfortably put myself in my work. Through the intense environment of

To start, I took inspirations from my own

the film classes and the variety of films

feelings of confusion and isolation, and

that were shown, I learned to not take criti-

trying to come to terms with these feelings.

cism as a negative thing, but as extremely

I wrote and rewrote my screenplay several

helpful. My final piece shows my new

times to try and convey my ideas

ability to be able to comfortably put

through images.

myself in my work.

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My work is usually influenced by my love

I like to illustrate things myself rather than

of music and nature. When I can,

take an image from online and use it.

I incorporate some aspect of nature in

The challenging part of being at the

most of my pieces. I enjoy using images

summer program is that I was limited.

or illustrations to communicate my ideas

I wanted to do everything myself, and I like

and beliefs.

using more than one element in my pieces.

I like to work digitally. I use Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. I usually begin my process by roughly sketching my ideas. Making music posters, book covers, and manipulating photos is the aspect of graphic design I enjoy most.

In some of my projects I could not use more than two elements per design.

Making music posters, book covers, and manipulating photos is the aspect of graphic design I enjoy most.

ALANIS MELENDEZ PHILADELPHIA , PA GRAPHIC DESIGN

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JILLIAN MILNE F R E E H O L D , N J | I L L U S T R AT I O N

Jillian Milne likes to think of herself as

When you’re sad the sun doesn’t automati-

a rather quirky turkey. A 16 ½-year-old

cally stop shinning, and when you’re happy

New Jersey artist, aspiring illustrator, and

the clouds don’t always part. You can be

Disney addict, she grew up in an artistic

happy in the rain, don’t let anyone tell you

family that supported her interests since

different, ya’ hear? She’s also awesome at

the beginning.

drawing big pouty lips and cute noses.

Jillian takes inspiration from those moving

Her process involves constantly trying new

pictures. Joss Whedon and Tarantino films

things and never being in her comfort zone

just do it for her, y’know? She tries her

in the first place; so this summer was pretty

bestest to take darker subjects and give

fantastic for that. She doesn’t consider

them a sunnier image.

herself all that wonderful at digital art, but that ability definitely stretched its legs good and plenty this past month.

...she tries her bestest to take darker subjects and give them a sunnier image... In all seriousness, the techniques learned during the summer program will continue to be used for the rest of her life.

I want to be an inventor and industrial designer and have not had much exposure to the art world until now. My main goal is to take the many ideas in my head and somehow communicate them to the general public. The reason I chose to take painting and printmaking as my major for this particular college preparatory art program is because I believe that in order for me to learn how to draw and to express my ideas on paper, I need to learn basic skills in order to

My main goal is to take the many ideas in my head and somehow communicate them to the general public. Painting focuses not only on detail, but as well as surroundings within a particular subject or scene. As a result, this is why I have chosen painting and printmaking as my major.

express my ideas to the general public.

JOSEPH MOONEY BRIGANTINE, NJ | PAINTING + PRINTMAKING

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SEBASTIAN MORA S A N TA C L A R I TA , C A | I L L U S T R AT I O N

I was never inspired by any one thing or by

No decisions, I just pick a style, practice

any one person. Actually, I don’t know about

the style, and then move on to a different

other artists, but I am only inspired by the

one. Piano, violin, acrylic, oil, watercolors,

thought of creation. To create anything with

sketches, sculpting, digital, chalk, erasing,

anything, looking at the smallest detail and

even a drawing on a rug, a drawing out of

bringing that detail and that creation to life.

water or using a rock on the pavement,

I am not a professional, but it is the only

creating anything I can use to create

thing I know what to do. Not good at sports,

something. Particular materials I chose are

words, math, science. Hate technology, no

usually anything that I can afford or may

knowledge of politics or what is going on

use in normal household items. Otherwise

around me. I have no other interest besides

my main materials are paper and a pencil,

creating something.

nothing fancy.

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N ATA L I A M O R O Z O VA S T. P E T E R S B U R G , R U S S I A | PA I N T I N G + P R I N T M A K I N G

I came to the University of the Arts to

In the pre-college program I also explored

explore new art techniques which are

a new type of art for me—typography, and

different from Russian traditional

now I am thinking about studying in this

techniques which I used to work in.

sphere in the future. But the main reasons

I found the difference striking. I improved

why my courses were so useful were the

my skills in painting and printmaking.

teachers who have worked with me for

Here I studied how to draw not only what

these four weeks. Thank you so much!

I know and see but to work with shapes, contrasts and color, to analyze the object. The Sketchbook course helped me to be more free and creative with ideas and materials.

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L I N D S E Y N O RT O N S O L E B U R Y, PA | F I L M M A K I N G

In the beginning of the course, we watched

To make an action more visually

multiple clips of films and short films. One

appealing, we learned match cuts using

short film that inspired me was Meshes of

different camera shots cut quickly to

the Afternoon, directed by Maya Deren and

complete the same action.

Alexander Hammid. It is an experimental film and certain aspects such as the faceless people and seemingly random changing objects inspired me most. I incorporated similar aspects into my own short film.

I have learned so much during my time at UArts. Through learning about the cameras, reading scripts, watching films and discussing different techniques, then to be able to go through the complete process

The camera I used to shoot my short film

of creating our own short films from pre

was a Sony NEX10. I tried to use different

to post-production, gave me a hands-on

and creative compositions to keep my film

experience that I’ve never had before.

interesting and visually captivating. In class

I feel that from the beginning of the

we learned different camera angles such as

program to the end, my ability to create

close ups, wide shots, point of view, over the

ideas, shoot and edit footage has grown

shoulder shots and others to use throughout

immensely. In the future, I hope to make

each scene.

more short films using the techniques and knowledge I’ve learned and gained during this program.

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We are incapable of deciding our first choice when we enter the world. We are born and placed into an unfamiliar compound of people whom we must spend a vast portion of our lives with. I believe in fate as it corresponds with the reason why we unavoidably develop as the characters we are today, as the character I am today. Fate has given me

In my art, I seek to create a vision that

a reason as to why I create art.

becomes relatable to both the viewer and

While growing up, I was exposed to many divisions within my family causing me to live separated from the majority of them.

myself. I admire the ability to find myself within the depths of art and how it enables me to learn more about myself.

I long to earn the people I have lost and I

Many of my developments engage in

dream of someday living a different life, one

a series of intimate moments and many of

that includes more contact with the ones I

them have yet to cease from developing

have missed; however, this feeling of lone-

as I’m still exploring different styles and

liness and separation has provided me with

techniques. I desire advancing my pieces

the ability to create the art that I do. These

with layers of transparency, and I do this by

constant emotions of affliction have helped

incorporating copious amounts of water with

me find art as a gateway to redemption

paint. I believe it is much easier to develop

because it allows me to express myself by

a piece of art with slight layers of paint as

pouring out current emotions that I endure.

opposed to applying opaque blotches.

N I C O L E O RT E G A MIAMI, FL | PAINTING + PRINTMAKING

Inspired by designers James Victore and

My zine consists of my own artwork, as well

Stefan Sagmeister, as well as the models

as collage work that I did using magazine

Helena Rey and Laura Zalenga,

clippings and stray pieces of paper in order

I focused my studies on graphic design,

to help convey the meanings behind the

experimental photography, and screen

short story. In the zine, I was able to use my

printing, the latter two being subjects that

knowledge and studies of text placement

were new experiences for me.

and typography to isolate words and sentences, along with calling out other phrases.

...I was able to use my knowledge and studies of text placement and typography to isolate words and sentences...

Having the mostly self-guided project to create my own zine really helped broaden my studies through research and trial and error. It caused me to think more creatively and push myself at my own pace, as well as learn new techniques and styles in Adobe programs when putting together the zine.

The main focus of my graphic design major studies was on the use of type and image to create my own zine featuring an original short story.

ADRIENNE PITCHFORD C L A R K S S U M M I T, PA | G R A P H I C D E S I G N

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SEBASTIAN POWLEY PHILADELPHIA , PA | GRAPHIC DESIGN

I have always been a conceptual artist.

I begin my pieces by drawing simple lines

I want to focus on the hidden idea in art

and shapes, until I find an idea that I like.

pieces. My work usually has an inner

I use a ruler to create borders, thus making

meaning or hidden idea, which often needs

the final result structured and clean.

an explanation because of its subtlety.

Once my design is completed I go over

My influences come mostly from signs

my image with pen, so that I can erase

and advertisements. I’m interested

the pencil lines. This creates the clean and

in advertisements because they always

organized look that I strive for.

encompass an idea.

Learning to design information has helped me understand effective advertisements.

During this summer program, I have learned to display ideas in a clean and legible manner. Learning to design information has helped me understand effective advertisements. In the future, I plan to continue using my ideas to put conceptual meaning into my work.

Whether I like or dislike the design, I’m able to use it as an influence.

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BEN RENINO C O R T L A N DT M A N O R , N Y | A N I M AT I O N

1. The focus of my artwork is the story or message behind it. Aesthetics are always nice in one’s artwork, but I believe it is much more important to have a good story than good-looking artwork. I am influenced mostly by my dreams, which are often strange and eccentric, just like my artwork. 2. The decisions I made on my artwork are based off of things that I enjoy most of the time. For example, I use sloths in my artwork because I believe that sloths are the best animals on this planet. 3. My pieces are a huge reflection of my growth of knowledge in art. I have learned many things about animation, figure drawing, and comic book illustration thanks to this program, and I have shown what I have learned in my artwork. Page 34

The work I make now is influenced by

In printmaking and screen printing

many different artists such as Jenny Saville,

I have applied a similar theme as Kiki

Albert Bierstadt, and Kiki Smith. I have

Smith’s pieces involving human and

incorporated my painting styles and use of

animal interaction.

color from that of Saville, use of animal and figure from Smith, and a love for landscape and nature from Bierstadt.

Throughout the course of these four weeks, I have been exposed to new media and techniques and used new subject matter,

I have pursued a living body of work of humans and animals.

all the while learning new and improving old techniques. Learning to oil paint and throw clay on the wheel has broadened my knowledge in the art realm and allowed piece ideas to flourish though new media.

Although my materials and surfaces have been limited, through theme and style I have pursued a living body of work of humans and animals.

T H E R E S A R YA N

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL | PAINTING + PRINTMAKING

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A S H LY N S A N C H E Z N E W H A L L , C A | I L L U S T R AT I O N

I love creating artwork that tells a story.

Most of my drawings are created with pencil

I have been designing and creating

and ink on paper, and some progress to

characters for quite some time, and being

digital rendering. I love drawing very bold

able to draw what I see in my mind’s eye

lines with the ink, because it gives the

is very important to me.

image a sense of depth and emotion.

I love drawing very bold lines with the ink, because it gives the image a sense of depth and emotion. I am constantly inspired by the world around me, and the worlds created by others in books and comics.

The different prompts in my illustration classes, as well as the substantial artistic freedom, really helped me shape how my pieces appear as a final product.

My work focuses mainly on figures and settings inspired by the fantastical or the supernatural. I love experimenting with warmer colors and heavy amounts of linework, and I’m inspired by illustrative comic artists such as Ryan Andrews and Kate Beaton who utilize their lines to create texture and movement.

I wanted to use these pieces as a means to experiment with color and composition. Studying the figure and drawing from life

Many of my drawings are a mix of different

has really helped me to communicate

media, most often sketched with regular

emotion and body language in my

pencils, inked using a variety of tech pens,

illustrations. I’d really like to continue

and colored or toned digitally. I wanted

to concentrate on learning more about the

to use these pieces as a means to

body and utilize this knowledge in the

experiment with color and composition.

future to better my technical artistic skill.

GREER SANDERS C H E S T E R , VA | I L L U S T R AT I O N

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The focus of my film is concentrating on let-

My piece is a reflection of artistic growth

ting the story unfold naturally through visual

both creatively and technically.

images. My inspiration stems from

I became better at thinking creatively

the different interactions and relationships

in order to write a script, and I became

I’ve shared with people in my life.

familiar with the equipment and programs

The metaphor of the blinds really stuck out to me because it was a very visual way to represent a disagreement between two people. This example, as well as ones shown later in the film, illustrate the beauty and irritations of roommates and friends.

used to make and edit my film.

My inspiration stems from the different interactions and relationships I’ve shared with people in my life.

ARIELLE SHAPIRO AVON LAKE, OH | FILMMAKING

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My experience writing character studies in particular has allowed me to approach filmmaking from a very human place.

...I’ve found that recurring themes connect my work across the two media... My work in film has been largely influenced by my passion for creative writing. I’ve found

Though my work includes some surreal aspects, it is rooted in reality. My film is not driven by its plot, but rather by its characters, just as life is determined by the people who live it. I designed the placement and composition of the shots to achieve a candid, “real” tone.

that recurring themes connect my work across

I’ve worked on films before, but never

the two media. Writing is my most direct

in a professional environment. From pre

outlet. Therefore, my exploration of many

to post-production, the UArts summer

concepts is presented in Moonchasers—time,

program taught me the tricks I’d been

growth, internal struggle—originated in my

missing and put a name to the ones

own works of prose.

I’d discovered for myself.

H A N N A H S I LV E R M A N ELKINS PARK, PA | FILMMAKING

Modern/obsolete technologies alongside

Deconstructing and applying my set of

with human interaction/perception are

themes to a particular project is my first

typical themes I attempt to present in my

priority. A restricted set of colors are

work. I’m stimulated by the concepts of

determined to compliment my desired tone.

human instinct, bleak online chat rooms,

The computer is a dynamic tool of

grainy surveillance footage, shattered

manipulation. The use of scanned,

iPhones, poverty, and neglected webpages

hand-assorted items act as a reference to my

(c. ‘96-’02). An unsettling sense of

notion of an ambiguous digital human touch.

vagueness links these topics, driving me

to form a fitting narrative.

The work I’ve completed this summer has challenged me to use a visual aesthetic

The work I’ve completed this summer has challenged me to use a visual aesthetic in areas I’ve avoided before...

in areas I’ve avoided before, forcing accessibility. A constant urban environment has refined my understanding of the damaged human state, a useful sense to apply in my future work.

SPENCER SIMONE FLANDERS, NJ GRAPHIC DESIGN

My work has always been focused on

This lead me to create sets of linoleum

the figure and the creation of characters.

and dry-point prints on Stonehenge paper

The work I make now was inspired by my

as well as several oil paintings on heavy

mother’s art. My mother inspired me to

watercolor paper.

step out of my comfort zone. She encouraged me to lay down my pencil and take on the challenge of exploring new surfaces and materials.

Live models in general were new to me, and here I was able to have them in my Painting class as well as my Drawing class. I feel that this experience has developed

My gesture drawings are pencil on paper

my understanding of the figure.

and my still lifes are charcoal on paper.

I believe this month at UArts has helped

In this program my main focus was to learn

me grow as an artist and as a person.

as much as I could about as many materials, techniques, and surfaces as possible.

CAMILA VELA SANTIAGO, CHILE PAINTING + PRINTMAKING

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Pen and ink became my main focus after taking a class in high school. I found myself not particularly skilled in hatching and cross-hatching techniques, but saw the beauty that other artists were able to create using the series of confusing lines. I began to practice with the style and now find that I love to work with the sophistication and detail contained within works of pen and ink. I usually experiment with marker for pieces containing vibrant color. I admire the many effects that a trio of Prisma Color markers are able to create on a blank sheet of paper. I am also new to digital concepts, such as Photoshop and Illustrator but find myself growing more as an artist every time a project is completed using those professional programs. My artwork is fueled by many different

My pieces challenged my thought process

styles, ideas and art types. Artwork and

and skills most of all. They are an exact

stories produced by companies such as Dis-

result of hard creative work combined with

ney and Dreamworks inspired me at a very

a struggle to learn new concepts such as

young age to draw what I saw and loved on

perspective, figure and lighting. This program

the screen, eventually leading me to create

has benefited me in countless ways. I saw

my own stories and characters.

an immediate improvement in my drawing

Now, through years of self-teaching,

within the first week of classes. The talent

professional teaching, a genuine love of art,

and knowledge that I have been surrounded

and curiosity, I tend to experiment with

with this summer has done nothing less than

many different art media. Most of my recent

enhance my innate artistic drive and encour-

work has been done with digital concepts,

age me to pursue my dreams for the future.

marker and pen and ink.

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V E R O N I C A V E R R AT I R I D L E Y PA R K , PA | I L L U S T R AT I O N

I am generally impacted by the relationship

By participating in this program I have

between fashion and culture. By under-

experienced an environment that has been

standing this, I find most of my creative

generally beneficial as a student.

inspiration. I have a great appreciation for contemporary art, specifically the work of Helen Chadwick and Eva Hesse. Pencil, pen and paper are basic media I am currently comfortable with. However, I am also experimenting with the process of converting hand-drawn images digitally. Utilizing computer programs has greatly extended the creative

I am generally impacted by the relationship between fashion and culture. In the graphic design classes I have learned to be more flexible as a designer and create work that is visually pleasing to a range of people.

ideas I can apply to my process.

GRACE VOLINSKY WINCHESTER, VA | GRAPHIC DESIGN

The works I’ve composed here have all been

The particular designs I made imitated

extensions of my enjoyment and curiosity.

a foreign subject like that of Courage

The pieces I’ve made through printmaking

the Cowardly Dog. Growing up I loved that

embody my young mind, while my paintings

show and watched it with my brother who

show growth and steps outside of my

no longer lives with me. So this piece of art

comfort zone.

made me happy to be able to connect to that part of my childhood. In Painting,

My photography shows my love for things seen but not noticed.

the teacher pushed me to experiment and not to be afraid of a medium I’ve never used. In Photography I learned the process of developing black and white pictures and how a little mistake could ruin the

My photography shows my love for things seen but not noticed. In all three of these classes I’ve learned to love the process and to build ideas from nothing to something, as well as great ideas to even greater ideas through letting my artistic development breathe and to not over stress. Printmaking helped me express my love

entire process. All in all these classes enabled an open eye for beauty and dedication towards hard work. My inspiration came from the open-minded teachers and from past experiences that bring me. I appreciate the opportunity to have you read this and see what I’ve tried to interpret through art making.

for character making. Not actual humanoid characters but characters similar to those you see on stickers around Philadelphia.

C H R I S T I A N WA L K E R PHILADELPHIA , PA PAINTING + PRINTMAKING

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JABRIEL WILLIAMS PHILADELPHIA , PA | GRAPHIC DESIGN

My artwork expresses my determination.

I looked for many photos and drew out my

You will see the process, hard work, and

plans for my designs. I used my sketch pad

effort I put into my work. My family has

and tracing paper and most of my artwork

always been hard workers. I believe working

was scanned. I approached my artwork in

hard is the first step to success. My family

multiple ways.

supports my determination to create creative artwork.

You will see the process, hard work, and effort I put into my work.

This experience made me think outside the box. I need to become more confident and the more I believe in myself the stronger I will become. This class has taught me more than basics and enhanced my skills and thinking process.

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WINNIE ZHANG M I A M I , F L | I L L U S T R AT I O N

The focus of my artwork is the ability to tell a story. Since I was a kid, my mind has always followed the very complicated path of “how can I make something interesting enough for people to want to understand?” Because of this realization, I have been seeking

Each piece revolves around the idea that “story is everything” depicting an inner conflict or a personal issue.

different ways to express a narrative. In this search, I discovered and was inspired

The overwhelming amount of exposure to

by the works of animator Hayao Miyazaki

the world of illustrators and comic artists by

and comic artist David Mack.

my instructors and classmates has opened

My illustrations are ink over pencil on regular sketchbook paper and colored in Photoshop. Each piece revolves around the idea that “story is everything” depicting an inner conflict or a personal issue. I want to use these pieces to tell stories using everything but words. Page 46

my mind to all the different combinations of style and composition that can be used to compose a story. This experience has left me scrambling to test out each and every one within my reach, and I hope I will be able to continue this exploration of storytelling in the future.

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