Coming summer 2023!

On Location: Art and Environment in the Field provides a survey of art practices related to the land and environment while living and working in Roosevelt National Forest at the CU Mountain Research Station. "Land" and "Environment" are used very broadly and will be explored experientially, along with hands-on projects in the outdoors and classroom. Focusing on themes of site, environment, landforms, weather, climate and earth materials, students will design and realize a number of new artworks. In this course you will complete 3 creative projects and engage in discussion and critique of each of those projects. You will also submit a final portfolio for this course. Room, board, and field trips are included in total course cost.

Instructors:  Lecturer Amy Hoagland, University of Colorado  &  Lecturer Molly Ott, University of Colorado
Location:  Mountain Research Station, Nederland CO
Dates & Times:  TBD, M-Th,M-Th,T-Fri 8am-5pm
Credit:  3 credit hours in art (ARTS 4017)
Tuition: $2750 (Includes room in a 2-person rustic cabin and all meals at the Mountain Research Station on days when class is in session, as well as course supplies).
Prerequisites: ARTS 1010 and 1020

Course Syllabus (pdf)


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Questions about staying at the Mountain Research Station during your course?  See our Guide to Visiting and Living at the Station.

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